Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution
Praise for Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution:
"...The text revives original sources of Marxism and demonstrates important means to conduct a revolutionary process..."
— Octavio Borges (Granma in Cuba)
"...One of the finest historical/analytical works the Trotskyist movement has ever produced."
— Ian Donovan (Weekly Worker)
The second edition contains additional material, larger font sizes, more spacious layout, and a striking new cover.
There have been many books and potted histories of the Russian Revolution, either written from an anti-Bolshevik perspective, or its Stalinist mirror image, which paint a false account of the rise of Bolshevism. For them, Bolshevism is either a historical "accident" or "tragedy." Or it is portrayed erroneously as the work of one great man (Lenin) who marched single-minded toward the October Revolution. Author Alan Woods* reveals the real evolution of Bolshevism as a living struggle of various class forces, tendencies and individuals.
Using a wealth of primary sources, Woods uncovers the fascinating growth and development of Bolshevism in pre-revolutionary Russia up to the seizure of power in October 1917. This is the second, expanded US edition of this monumental work. It comes at an important time, as the world economic crisis calls for a thorough study of working class history in order to educate a new generation of revolutionaries.
By Alan Woods.
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