Hardback October : the story of the Russian Revolution / China Miéville.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Verso,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784782771 (hbk.) :
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 its history. In February 1917, 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 this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes.
369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm