By Richard Pipes
The writer of the vintage two-volume learn, The Russian Revolution and Russia less than the Bolshevik Regime, now distills these works into an authoritative new chronicle of Russia among 1900 and the loss of life of Lenin. "A deep and eloquent condemnation."--The ny occasions.
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