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RLE: Early Western Responses to Soviet Russia


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Bolshevist Russia

Bolshevist Russia

1st Edition

Anton Karlgren
July 17, 2019

This book, originally published in English in 1927 deals with the social state of Russia after eight years of Bolshevist rule and influence up to the end of 1925. Laced with predicitions of failure, the book is nonetheless prophetic in many ways. It discusses the limitations in practice of&...

Bolshevism in Perspective

Bolshevism in Perspective

1st Edition

J. de V. Loder
July 17, 2019

Originally published in 1931 this volume is a level-headed account of the Bolshevik Revolution and Bolshevist Russia which covers the whole ground of the Revolution, the early history of Bolshevism and the state of Russia in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Based on two visits by the author to...

Our Soviet Ally: Essays

Our Soviet Ally: Essays

1st Edition

Margaret Cole
July 17, 2019

This book, originally published in 1943 deals with the features of Soviet life which the editor and contributors feel are of particular significance to Western readers. It describes the soviet political system and gives an account of the institutions of soviet economic life, the principles on...

Russia To-Day: What Can We Learn From It?

Russia To-Day: What Can We Learn From It?

1st Edition

Sherwood Eddy
July 17, 2019

Originally published in 1934, this book was the result of an extensive knowledge of Russia, based on many visits under the Czarist regime and the Bolshevik government. Choosing his own interpreters, the author interviewed friends and foes of the government, Russians and foreigners, in all walks of...

Russian Minds in Fetters

Russian Minds in Fetters

1st Edition

S. Mackiewicz
July 17, 2019

Originally published in 1932, the author, a Polish journalist, in this book directs his hostility against the fundamentals of Bolshevism, but nonetheless achieves impartiality. With regard to Russian culture, Soviet Russia appears to the author as the home of an almost Victorian puritanism. Daily...

Red Russia

Red Russia

1st Edition

Theodor Seibert
July 17, 2019

Originally published in English in 1932, this book written by a German National Socialist journalist,  and fierce critic of Soviet Russia, was the result of extensive travelling throughout the Soviet Union from 1926-1929. Ranging from Turkestan to Eastern Siberia, this was one of the most...

A Physician's Tour in Soviet Russia

A Physician's Tour in Soviet Russia

1st Edition

James Purves-Stewart
July 17, 2019

Originally published in 1933, this volume was written by a practicing physician who visited Russia during the summer of 1932. Although the book makes no claim to offer anything more than a transient view of the constantly changing condition of Russian life, the picture it gives to those who knew...

Russia in Resurrection: A Summary of the Views and of the Aims of a New Party in Russia

Russia in Resurrection: A Summary of the Views and of the Aims of a New Party in Russia

1st Edition

English Europasian
July 17, 2019

Originally published in 1928, this volume examines the idea of being Europasian - that is Russia's uniqueness as a country belonging to and influenced by both Europe and Asia. The book is divided into 3 parts: the first outlines unwesternized Russia and argues that the land, her races, history and...

The Challenge of Bolshevism: A New Social Deal

The Challenge of Bolshevism: A New Social Deal

1st Edition

D. F. Buxton
July 17, 2019

Originally published in 1928, this book is a result of a visit to Russia by the author who stayed in a remote village and mixed with the local population. A crusader for social justice, Dorothy Buxton in theory saw Bolshevism as a fairer system and went to Russia to see the effects of the...

Russia Unveiled

Russia Unveiled

1st Edition

Panaït Istrati
July 17, 2019

First published in English in 1931, the author of this book was throughly acquainted with Russia, both in Tsarist and Bolshevist times; he spoke fluent Russian and became an ardent supporter of the Bolshevist cause. This volume documents how his illusions were shattered, as saw through the...

New Russia

New Russia

1st Edition

Anatole de Monzie
July 17, 2019

Originally published in English in 1932 and written a former French Minister of Public Works, this volume reviews the situation in Russia in the early decades of the twentieth century. It places the situation in its historical setting and traces the revolutionary movement from its sources. The book...

The City of the Red Plague: Soviet Rule in a Baltic Town

The City of the Red Plague: Soviet Rule in a Baltic Town

1st Edition

George Popoff
July 17, 2019

This book, originally published in English in 1932, covers the Soviet occupation of Latvia during 1919. The attempt of Moscow to set up a foreign Soviet State, extending to every sphere of public and private life is described in detail, with the aim of showing what the methods were which the soviet...

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