Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 494 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. This is a revisionist history of the Bolshevik party's first year in power following the revolution of 1917 which demolishes the view that the party's extreme ideology and dictatorial behavior immediately transformed the Soviet political system into an oppressive authoritarian regime; it shows instead that this system evolved ad hoc as the Bolsheviks struggled to retain political power amid political, social, economic, and military crises (red cloth & black paper-covered boards has very slightly bumped corners; black pictorial dust jacket with red & white lettering has very slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy)
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