The Resource October : the story of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville

October : the story of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville

Label
October : the story of the Russian Revolution
Title
October
Title remainder
the story of the Russian Revolution
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail. Historians have debated the revolution for a hundred years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness. Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story"--
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Miéville, China
Dewey number
947.084/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK265
LC item number
.M475 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
October : the story of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The prehistory of 1917 -- February: joyful tears -- March: 'in so far as' -- April: the prodigal -- May: collaboration -- June: a context of collapse -- July: hot days -- August: exile and conspiracy -- September: compromise and its discontents -- Red October -- Epilogue: after October -- Glossary of personal names
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781784782771
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016051217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1553806
  • (OCoLC)956957477
  • 1502001
  • (OCoLC)ocn956957477
  • 1502001
  • 1553806
  • 1553806
Label
October : the story of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The prehistory of 1917 -- February: joyful tears -- March: 'in so far as' -- April: the prodigal -- May: collaboration -- June: a context of collapse -- July: hot days -- August: exile and conspiracy -- September: compromise and its discontents -- Red October -- Epilogue: after October -- Glossary of personal names
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781784782771
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016051217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1553806
  • (OCoLC)956957477
  • 1502001
  • (OCoLC)ocn956957477
  • 1502001
  • 1553806
  • 1553806

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