The Russian Revolution And The Soviet Revolution Essay

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Margee Herrington
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Read, Christopher. From Tsar to Soviets: The Russian People and Their Revolution, 1917-21. London: UCL Press, 1996.
Read, Christopher. From Tsar to Soviets: The Russian People and Their Revolution, 1917-21. London: UCL Press, 1996. pp. 6, 63.

Christopher Read, the author of the book From Tsar to Soviets: The Russian People and Their Revolution, 1917-21, is a professor at the University of Warwick in Europe. Read teaches twentieth-century European history. He specializes in the social history of the Russian Revolution and the intellectual history of the Russian intelligentsia between 1900 and 1995. This book is about the Russian Revolution, which is a pair of Revolutions put together. This is known as a broad topic today. From Tsar to Soviets brought up new information on relativities on participating and living through such events and it talks about the way men and women had to live their lives in the villages and towns in Russia. Read talks about many of the hardships and how they had to overcame these hardships through-out this revolution. It was seen as peasants against landlords, nationalists against Great Russians and workers against capitalists. One of Read’s goals was to put more emphasis on social history in this book.
Following the introduction, Read starts chapter one with the title “Why was Russia Revolutionary?” (Read, 6). Read states that Russia is revolutionary because of rural crisis, Industrial innovation, and Political
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