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October Song: Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924

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An evocative and inspiring account of the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution and its legacy.

A panoramic account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath ? animated by the lives, ideas and experiences of workers, peasants, intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries of diverse persuasions ? October Song vividly narrates the triumphs of those who struggled for a new society and created a revolutionary workers state. Yet despite profoundly democratic and humanistic aspirations, the revolution is eventually defeated by violence and authoritarianism.

October Song highlights both positive and negative lessons of this historic struggle for human liberation.

Author: Le Blanc Paul
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781608468485
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2017

Paul Le Blanc, long-time activist and Professor of History at La Roche College, is the author of a number of widely-read studies, including Lenin and the Revolutionary Party, From Marx to Gramsci, and Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience. With Michael Yates he has written the widely-acclaimed A Freedom Budget for All Americans and has co-edited a selection of Leon Trotsky’s Writings in Exile.

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