October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Author China MiƩville
ISBN-10 1784782777
ISBN-13 9781784782771
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Verso
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Award winning author China Miville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside downOn the centenary of the Russian Revolution China Miville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history In February of 1917 Russia was a backwards autocratic monarchy mired in an unpopular war by October after not one but two revolutions it had become the worlds first workers state straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution How did this unimaginable transformation take place In a panoramic sweep stretching from St Petersburg and Moscow to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire Miville uncovers the catastrophes intrigues and inspirations of 1917 in all their passion drama and strangeness Intervening in long standing historical debates but told with the reader new to the topic especially in mind here is a breathtaking story of humanity at its greatest and most desperate of a turning point for civilisation that still resonates loudly today

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