, 436 p., photos, notes, index, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "It is often said" wrote Victor Serge, "that the germ of all Stalinism was in Bolshevism at its beginning". Bolshevism also contained many other germs and this book, an eye-witness account, shows the many germs, the many new possibilities, that were present as a result of the workers' revolution of 1917. While Serge reveals the forces that were to produce the Stalinist dictatorship, he also shows how this was far from inevitable. For in the first year of the Russian revolution, the tremendous energy, enthusiasm and creativity of the working class was the motive force behind the first attempt to organize a socialist society.
About the Author:
Victor Serge was born to Russian Ã©migrÃ© parents in 1890. He wrote numerous novels, poems and political essays and was forced into exile for opposing Stalinâ€™s rule.
Dalia Hashad is an American Civil Liberties Union organizer in New York for the Campaign Against Racial Profiling.
Title: Year One of the Russian Revolution
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston 1st American printing
Publication Date: 1972
Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. iii+436 pages with photographs and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter beige cloth with red lettering to spine over brown boards. Translated and edited by Peter Sedwick. Photographic research by Celestine Dars. First American edition. First published in 1930. A splendid narrative of the year following the October Revolution. Serge, an anarchist turned Bolshevik, is known through his memoirs as a highly gifted writer. This book, written in the late '20's, narrates the desperate crises suffered by the new worker-republic -- the actively counterrevolutionary efforts of the party of Kerensky, strikes and sabotage by anti-Bolshevik workers, the opposition of the urban middle classes and the White threat. The separate peace with the Germans, and debate surrounding it, are described with emphasis on the economic wealth lost through Brest-Litovsk, though Serge upholds Lenin's advocacy of the treaty. The summer of 1918 marked the end of the worker-peasant alliance and, after the arrival of the Anglo-French expedition and the victories of the Czech counter-revolutionaries, famine gave rise to outright class war in the countryside. The Soviet republic was ""surrounded, starving, and infested with conspiracies," and after September the Red Terror became permanent. Serge eloquently underlines the defensive character of the terror, contrasting the Bolsheviks' early leniency with the Whites' indiscriminate slaughter. Serge's view of the party will draw arguments -- especially his Leninist insistence that the center leadership expresses the party, and the party the masses -- but the book as a whole convincingly presents the idea that it was the pressure of events, not dogma nor sheer lust for power, that made the Bolsheviks the sole wielder of the workers' dictatorship. Peter Sedgwick's introduction provides subtle and extensive discussion of these questions. Serge himself was purged in 1928 and left the Soviet Union in 1936. The book is illustrated with a great many helpful photographs. An essential documentary reference, exuberantly partisan and rich in material. Condition: Corners bumped, light soiling else a very good copy. Seller Inventory # BOOKS002418
Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Chicago, IL, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. The first year of the Russian Revolution from the perspective of those who lived through it. First U.S. edition. Spine ends gently bumped with the previous owner's name on the front end paper. Jacket lightly crimped, spine sunned. Seller Inventory # 180124
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Chicago (1972), hardcover, octavo, 43 6pp. [Mint condition]. Seller Inventory # 212460
Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Chicago, 1972. Hardcover. 436p., illus., good condition in a soiled and stained dj. Seller Inventory # 212116
Book Description Chicago, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [, 1972. Hardcover. Very good condition in partially sun-faded dust jacket. ]. 436p. Illus. Seller Inventory # 39238
Book Description Allen Lane, 1972. Condition: Good. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP95696762
Book Description Allen Lane, 1972. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0713901357-2-4
Book Description Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: This book has a dust jacket. First US Edition. ----------beige cloth spine, brown covers, thick book, 9 1/2" tall. 436 pages, many illustrations throughout the book.VERY GOOD CONDITION, tight binding, clean book- - dust jacket Very good condition, bright, slick dust jacket with faded spine. Seller Inventory # 040643
Book Description Allen Lane the Penguin Press, London, 1972. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition This Translation. Translated and edited by P. Sedgwick, photographic research by C. Dars. Translationr of the French edition of 1930, entitled 'L'An I de la Revolution Russe'.436pp, photo illustrtions, notes at back, maps. Book is bright and clean, quite fresh. Binding is tight and square. No wear to the boards. Book is unmarked. Price-clipped dustjacket [?], is similar edxcept for some creasing to the lower margin of the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 973g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additional, or reduced postage may be required, particularly for particularly for heavier books for shipment to Canada and Overseas, but not usually to the USA. Questions? Quotes? - please email. Size: Heavy Octavo. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 041292
Book Description Allen Lane, 1972. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0713901357_4