Red Victory: A History Of The Russian Civil War, 1918-1921

Paperback | May 7, 1999

byW. Bruce Lincoln

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Shortly after withdrawing from World War I, Russia descended into a bitter civil war unprecedented for its savagery: epidemics, battles, mass executions, forced labor, and famine claimed millions of lives. From 1918 to 1921, through great cities and tiny villages, across untouched forests and vast frozen wasteland, the Bolshevik "Reds" fought the anti-Communist Whites and their Allies (fourteen foreign countries contributed weapons, money, and troops—including 20,000 American soldiers). This landmark history re-creates the epic conflict that transformed Russia from the Empire of the Tsars into the Empire of the Commissars, while never losing sight of the horrifying human cost.

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Shortly after withdrawing from World War I, Russia descended into a bitter civil war unprecedented for its savagery: epidemics, battles, mass executions, forced labor, and famine claimed millions of lives. From 1918 to 1921, through great cities and tiny villages, across untouched forests and vast frozen wasteland, the Bolshevik "Reds"...

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Shortly after withdrawing from World War I, Russia descended into a bitter civil war unprecedented for its savagery: epidemics, battles, mass executions, forced labor, and famine claimed millions of lives. From 1918 to 1921, through great cities and tiny villages, across untouched forests and vast frozen wasteland, the Bolshevik "Reds"...

W. Bruce Lincoln was the Distinguished Professor of Russian History at Northern Illinois University. He was the author of Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in Russia and almost a dozen other books. W. Bruce Lincoln died on April 9, 2000 at the age of 61.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.45 inPublished:May 7, 1999Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780306809095

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"Red Victory is successful because of the author's abiding descriptive powers.... [This book] gives a fairly clear picture of how the great Soviet Union was put together by armed force and then held in place by a ruthless secret police. This is timely information as these dynamic forces are now relaxed and chaos spreads [in the former Soviet Union]".

-- New York Times Book Review