The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917–1929
1979, the first printing of E H Carr's brief history
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14cm, 200pp
"This short history of the Russian Revolution, by the world's leading expert on the subject, takes the story down to the establishment of Stalin's sole dictatorship at the end of 1929. It describes both the internal development of the Soviet regime and its impact on the outside world, and it shows how the original intentions of those who led the revolution were in part fulfilled, in part frustrated, by what came after. The strife between the leaders from which Stalin emerged as victor turned on the character and purposes of the revolution, and was decisive for its future course."
This copy is in very good condition, with slight dusting to the pages' top edge.