The Russian Revolution as I Saw It

By: Carter, Mark

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(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [some minor scuffing to covers, slight wear to gilt spine lettering]. (B&W photo frontispiece author portrait) From the author's Foreword: "My youth was spent in Russia -- highlighted by the most cataclysmic upheaval of modern times -- the Russian Revolution. I was born in Czarist Russia. I lived through the aborted revolution of 1905, the Kerensky Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution of October, 1917, and witnessed the coming of communism to the largest country on earth. If [my story] will add a footnote to history, if it will bring into focus a greater awareness of the beginnings of communism, the effort expended in writing it will not have been in vain." (He departed Russia in December 1920, and after spending about eight months in Constantinople, came on to America.) The book is both historical and anecdotal, with nearly 60 short chapters (ranging in length from 1 to 10 pages) in a 248-page book; many are devoted to well-known personalities and events, but there are also numerous interesting topics covered such as: "Vladimir Chenkin, The 'Jack Benny of Russia'"; "Cooperative Workers from New York"; "Michael Rudeman, the Anglo-American Tobacco Trust Agent"; etc.

Title: The Russian Revolution as I Saw It

Author: Carter, Mark

Categories: History: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, Wolfer Printing Co.: (c.1959)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 22597

Keywords: Russian Revolution Soviet Union Communism European History