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Lroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram from grand sweep to forgotten detailHistorians have debated the revolution for years its portents and possibilities the mass of literature can be daunting But here is a book for those The Story of the Russian PDFEPUB or new to the events told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing conseuence Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story. another great book by the ever reliable China Mieville even if non fiction

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October The Story of the Russian RevolutionStory of ePUB #9734 The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here on the centenary of the revolution he provides his own distinctive take on The Story of the Russian PDFEPUB or its historyIn February in the midst of bloody war Russia was still an autocratic monarchy nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history How did October The Epubthis unimaginable transformation take place How was a ravaged and backward. With so many books written just focused on the vices of the October revolution this one gives an alternative narrative

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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution characters º 107 ß [BOOKS] ✯ October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Author China Mieville – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here on tCountry swept up in a desperately unpopular war rocked by not one but two revolutionsThis is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals in February and October of the forces and individuals who made so epochal a year of their intrigues negotiations conflicts and catastrophes From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky The Story of eBook #8608 to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky from the byzantine suabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire from the revolutionary rai. Despite being fully on side when starting the book I was very disappointed and struggled to finish The book is tedious It’s a bare linear recounting of one small thread of a much richer storyCuriously for the tale of a revolution of workers peasants and soldiers it’s not the least interested in any of those groups Instead the book spends the vast majority of its time in stuffy meeting rooms of men voting on minutiae Rarely is there any sense of what any of this procedural tedium might result in outside We just find out how many delegates of which committee voting in favour of the motion to postpone the re election of a committee to you get the picture For chapter after chapterIt’s as if Mieville has sat in a library and forensically pieced together a timeline from a collection of the minutes of meetings Yet he provides no context no historical perspective no analysisFor the first three uarters of the book’s length the tedium is extreme We count the months waiting for October ‘oh God it’s only June’ The last hundred or so pages pick up but in fact the events of October seem rushed The actual days of revolutionary insurrection are zipped over The book is terribly paced and the promise of its title unfulfilled There is a short epilogue that promises to provide a little insight into the revolution’s ultimate degradation and failure but again it’s rushed overOne final gripe though the book fails to render any but a handful of characters identifiable one of them is the doomed Tzar Nicolas We are treated to a few anecdotes that bring him and his wife to life on the page So why then does the book not even bother to mention his death Did the author forget