The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of the Siege of Leningrad in just one hour.
In 1917 the world changed forever. One of the most influential and contentious events in recent history, the Russian Revolution unleashed the greatest political experiment ever conducted, one which continues to influence both Eastern and Western politics today. The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview: from the circumstances behind the rise of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, to the consequences of their struggle for a new socialist utopia. The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour is engagingly written and accessible for all history lovers. Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour….

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Great Value for £1.75!

Would recommend it to all; the best value, a lot of history for the price of a bus ticket!
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- Felixcat

It's exactly what it says it is. No more, no less.

This is a quick, cheap primer for anyone wanting to get the basics about the Russian Revolution. It's only really of use to anyone who knows little to nothing about the subject, but it's not pretending otherwise, and does a fine job of that.
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- D. Payne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited