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Russia's Road to Revolution

reviewed by Warren B. Walsh - 1965

coverTitle: Russia's Road to Revolution
Author(s): Tania S. Von York
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Russia's Road to Revolution is presented by both author and publisher as a serious and significant study. Dr. von York feels that the Russian Revolution "has never really been appraised" and that "the numerous and often conflicting data" concerning it must be evaluated "on the basis of what Russian culture really was," not on the basis of some non-Russian's erroneous notions. It is her avowed purpose to provide the proper evaluation. Her publisher feels that she has succeeded: "a clear explanation and recital ... its portrayal of Russia . . . is equaled only in the classic works of Russian literature." Dr. von York makes clear the tragic gap which existed between the intelligentsia and the masses. She conveys some sense of the hopeless confusion and chaos of 1917 and the period of the civil war. She shows that the leaders of the Whites failed to grasp the realities of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 4, 1965, p. 377-377
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2617, Date Accessed: 1/29/2020 12:30:01 PM

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