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“What are the best books about The Russian Revolution?” We looked at 152 of the top Russian Revolution books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 28 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Russian Revolution” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 28 Russian Revolution Books



28 .) August 1914 by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

 August 1914 Lists It Appears On:

  • Historian Mag
  • Wikipedia

In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls “a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history.” The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him perished Russia’s last hope for reform. Translated by H.T. Willetts.

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27 .) A Gentleman in Moscow

 A Gentleman in Moscow Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Mercury News

When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

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26 .) And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikail Sholokov

 And Quiet Flows the Don Lists It Appears On:

  • Historian Mag
  • Penguin

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Тихий Дон, lit. “The Quiet Don”) is 4-volume epic novel by Russian writer Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov. The 1st three volumes were written from 1925 to ’32 & published in the Soviet magazine October in 1928–32. The 4th volume was finished in 1940. The English translation of the 1st three volumes appeared under this title in 1934. The novel is considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature in the 20th century. It depicts the lives & struggles of Don Cossacks during WWI, the Russian Revolution & Russian Civil War. In 1965, Sholokhov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel.

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25 .) Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia by Karen Dawisha

 Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Mercury News

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and Putin’s Palace near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free.

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24 .) Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel

 Red Cavalry Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • Penguin

One of the great masterpieces of Russian literature, the Red Cavalry cycle retains today the shocking freshness that made Babel’s reputation when the stories were first published in the 1920s. Using his own experiences as a journalist and propagandist with the Red Army during the war against Poland, Babel brings to life an astonishing cast of characters from the exuberant, violent era of early Soviet history: commissars and colonels, Cossacks and peasants, and among them the bespectacled, Jewish writer/intellectual, observing it all and trying to establish his role in the new Russia. Drawn from the acclaimed, award-winning Complete Works of Isaac Babel, this volume includes all of the Red Cavalry cycle; Babel’s 1920 diary, from which the material for the fiction was drawn; and his preliminary sketches for the stories—the whole constituting a fascinating picture of a great writer turning life into art.

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23 .) Sashenka by Simon Sebag Montefiore

 Sashenka Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Historian Mag

Winter, 1916: In St Petersburg, Russia on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar’s secret police… Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, Sashenka has a powerful husband with whom she has two children. Around her people are disappearing, but her own family is safe. But she’s about to embark on a forbidden love affair which will have devastating consequences. Sashenka’s story lies hidden for half a century, until a young historian goes deep into Stalin’s private archives and uncovers a heart-breaking tale of passion and betrayal, savage cruelty and unexpected heroism – and one woman forced to make an unbearable choice.

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22 .) The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman by Alexandra Kollontai

 The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • The Guardian

Prefatory Note This is the first time that the complete autobiography which Alexandra Kollontai wrote in 1926 has been published. The sentences and paragraphs in italics were crossed out in the galleyproofs and left out in her time. Variants were indicated in footnotes which likewise were rejected and crossed out. The reader thus will have an idea of the extent and the intensity of corrections made by the author under the pressure of the gradually sharpening Stalinist control. an excerpt from the opening: The Aims and Worth of My Life Nothing is more difficult than writing an autobiography. What should be emphasized? Just what is of general interest? It is advisable, above all, to write honestly and dispense with any of the conventional introductory protestations of modesty. For if one is called upon to tell about one’s life so as to make the events that made it what it became useful to the general public, it can mean only that one must have already wrought something positive in life, accomplished a task that people recognize.

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21 .) The Bolsheviks and Workers’ Control 1917-1921 by Maurice Brinton

 The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control 1917-1921 Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Libcom

Brinton undertakes an innovative analysis of the Russian revolution & its implications for workers’ autonomy. As he demonstrates, an appreciation of the historical precedent can generate fresh insights into contemporary problems.

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20 .) The Jewel of St. Petersburg

 The Jewel of St. Petersburg Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia

Russia, 1910. Valentina Ivanova is the darling of St. Petersburg’s elite aristocracy-until her romance with a Danish engineer creates a terrible scandal and her parents push her into a loveless engagement with a Russian count. Meanwhile, Russia itself is bound for rebellion. With the Tsar and the Duma at each other’s throats, and the Bolsheviks drawing their battle lines, the elegance and opulence of Tsarist rule are in their last days. And Valentina will be forced to make a choice that will change not only her own life, but the lives of those around her forever…

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19 .) The People’s Act of Love by James Meek

 The People’s Act of Love Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Historian Mag

Set in a time of great social upheaval, warfare, and terrorism, and against a stark, lawless Siberia at the end of the Russian Revolution, The People’s Act of Love portrays the fragile coexistence of a beautiful, independent mother raising her son alone, a megalomaniac Czech captain and his restless regiment, and a mystical separatist Christian sect. When a mysterious, charismatic stranger trudges into their snowy village with a frighteningly outlandish story to tell, its balance is shaken to the core.

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18 .) The Romanovs

 The Romanovs Lists It Appears On:

  • Historian Mag
  • Pan Macmillan

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin.

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17 .) The Russian Revolution by Sheila Fitzpatrick

 The Russian Revolution Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads

This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process. Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social transformation brought about by the Bolsheviks after they took power. Making use of a huge amount of previously secret information in Soviet archives and unpublished memoirs, this detailed chronology recounts each monumental event from the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-1920, through the New Economic Policy of 1921 and the 1929 First Five-Year Plan, to Stalin’s “revolution from above” at the end of the 1920s and the Great Purge of the late 1930s.

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16 .) The Russian Revolution 1917-1932

 The Russian Revolution 1917-1932 Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads

This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process. Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social transformation brought about by the Bolsheviks after they took power. Making use of a huge amount of previously secret information in Soviet archives and unpublished memoirs, this detailed chronology recounts each monumental event from the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-1920, through the New Economic Policy of 1921 and the 1929 First Five-Year Plan, to Stalin’s “revolution from above” at the end of the 1920s and the Great Purge of the late 1930s.

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15 .) The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929

 The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929 Lists It Appears On:

  • Chomsky List
  • Goodreads

E.H. Carr is the acknowledged authority on Soviet Russia. In The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917 – 1929, he provides the student and general reader alike with insights and knowledge of a lifetime’s work. This book, now available in a brand new edition, is, without doubt, the standard short history of the Russian Revolution and now contains a new introduction by R.W. Davies.

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14 .) Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia by Dominic Lieven

 Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • The Guardian

The Russian decision to mobilize in July 1914 may have been the single most catastrophic choice of the modern era. Some articulate, thoughtful figures around the Tsar understood Russia’s fragility, and yet they were shouted down by those who were convinced that, despite Germany’s patent military superiority, Russian greatness required decisive action. Russia’s rulers thought they were acting to secure their future, but in fact – after millions of deaths and two revolutions – they were consigning their entire class to death or exile and their country to a uniquely terrible generations-long experiment under a very different regime. Dominic Lieven is a Senior Research Fellow of Trinity College,Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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13 .) Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge

 Year One of the Russian Revolution Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.

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12 .) Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge

 Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • The Globe And Mail

Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil – felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt where the foreign visitors and diplomats who filled hotels, clubs, bars and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows.

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11 .) Four Sisters:The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses by Helen Rappaport

 Four Sisters:The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Historian Mag
  • Pan Macmillan

On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down twenty-three steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. The eldest was twenty-two, the youngest only seventeen. Together with their parents and their thirteen-year-old brother, they were all brutally murdered. Their crime: to be the daughters of the last Tsar and Tsaritsa of All the Russias.

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10 .) October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville

 October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • Indepenent

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. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail. Historians have debated the revolution for a hundred years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness.

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9 .) Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

 Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • Pan Macmillan

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra’s confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin’s life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history’s most alluring figures.

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8 .) Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis by SA Smith

 Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Indepenent
  • The Globe And Mail

The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve Smith presents a panoramic account of the history of the Russian empire, from the last years of the nineteenth century, through the First World War and the revolutions of 1917 and the establishment of the Bolshevik regime, to the end of the 1920s, when Stalin simultaneously unleashed violent collectivization of agriculture and crash industrialization upon Russian society. Drawing on recent archivally-based scholarship, Russia in Revolution pays particular attention to the varying impact of the Revolution on the various groups that made up society: peasants, workers, non-Russian nationalities, the army, women and the family, young people, and the Church.

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7 .) The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine

 The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads

The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Grossman’s Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine’s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children’s loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 550 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building’s residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths.

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6 .) Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

 Doctor Zhivago Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • Goodreads
  • Mercury News
  • Wikipedia

This epic tale about the effects of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath on a bourgeois family was not published in the Soviet Union until 1987. One of the results of its publication in the West was Pasternak’s complete rejection by Soviet authorities; when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 he was compelled to decline it. The book quickly became an international best-seller. Dr. Yury Zhivago, Pasternak’s alter ego, is a poet, philosopher, and physician whose life is disrupted by the war and by his love for Lara, the wife of a revolutionary. His artistic nature makes him vulnerable to the brutality and harshness of the Bolsheviks. The poems he writes constitute some of the most beautiful writing in the novel.

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5 .) A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924 by Orlando Figes

 A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924 Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • Five Books
  • Goodreads
  • Historian Mag
  • Indepenent

It is history on an epic yet human scale. Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People’s Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the twentieth century. Distinguished scholar Orlando Figes presents a panorama of Russian society on the eve of that revolution, and then narrates the story of how these social forces were violently erased. Within the broad stokes of war and revolution are miniature histories of individuals, in which Figes follows the main players’ fortunes as they saw their hopes die and their world crash into ruins. Unlike previous accounts that trace the origins of the revolution to overreaching political forces and ideals, Figes argues that the failure of democracy in 1917 was deeply rooted in Russian culture and social history and that what had started as a people’s revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship.

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4 .) History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky

 History of the Russian Revolution Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Five Books
  • Goodreads
  • Penguin
  • The Guardian

Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, this book offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book reveals, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the Russian Revolution’s profoundly democratic, emancipatory character.

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3 .) Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

 Ten Days That Shook the World Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Penguin
  • The Guardian

John Reed conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a whole nation in ferment and disintegration. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives us a record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally siezed power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and the chance comments of bystanders set against an idealized backcloth of the proletariat soldiers, sailors, and peasants uniting to throw off oppression, Reed’s account is the product of passionate involvement.

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2 .) The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

 The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • Indepenent
  • Pan Macmillan
  • The Globe And Mail

In February 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, the eminent historian of Russia, Robert Service examines Nicholas’s reign in the year before his abdication and the months between that momentous date and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. The story has been told many times, but Service’s profound understanding of the period and his forensic examination of hitherto untapped sources, including the Tsar’s diaries and recorded conversations, shed remarkable new light on his reign, also revealing the kind of ruler Nicholas believed himself to have been, contrary to the disastrous reality. Last of the Tsars is a masterful study of a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even wilfully so.

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1 .) Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

 Lenin on the Train Lists It Appears On:

  • Bois Dejasmin
  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • Pan Macmillan
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Globe And Mail

By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break a stalemate that was itself destroying Europe. In the German government a small group of men had a brilliant idea: why not sow further confusion in an increasingly chaotic Russia by arranging for Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the most notorious of revolutionary extremists, currently safely bottled up in neutral Switzerland, to go home? Catherine Merridale’s Lenin on the Train recreates Lenin’s extraordinary journey from harmless exile in Zurich, across a Germany falling to pieces from the war’s deprivations, and northwards to the edge of Lapland to his eventual ecstatic reception by the revolutionary crowds at Petrograd’s Finland Station. With great skill and insight Merridale weaves the story of the train and its uniquely strange group of passengers with a gripping account of the now half-forgotten liberal Russian revolution and shows how these events intersected. She brilliantly uses a huge range of contemporary eyewitnesses, observing Lenin as he travelled back to a country he had not seen for many years.

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The 100+ Additional Best Books About The Russian Revolution



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
295327Wikipedia
30
A Countess Below Stairs
Goodreads
31A History of the Russian RevolutionLeon Trotsky
The Culture Trip
32
A People’s History of the Russian Revolution
Book Depository
33
A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin edited byRonald Grigor Suny
Book Riot
34
About 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution
Historian Mag
35All the Kremlin’s MenMikhail ZygarBook Riot
36America’s Secret War against Bolshevism: U.S. Intervention in the Russian Civil War1917-1920Chomsky List
37
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
Goodreads
38Angel on the SquareGoodreads
39Animal FarmGoodreads
40April ThesesVladimir LeninBois Dejasmin
41Black Square: Adventures in the Post-Soviet WorldSophie Pinkham
The Culture Trip
42
Blood Red, Snow White
Wikipedia
43BroWikipedia
44
Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938
Goodreads
45Collision Course: NATORussiaChomsky List
46Coup de GrâceWikipedia
47Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal StateDavid SatterBook Riot
48EnchantmentsGoodreads
49
Enquiring History: The Russian Revolution 1894-1924
Book Depository
50Estado y revoluciónGoodreads
51Factory Committees in the Russian RevolutionRod JonesLibcom
52Fall of GiantsGoodreads
53Fear of MirrorsTariq Ali
The Culture Trip
54First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-PortraitRussia’s PresidentBook Riot
55FoglesongDavid S.Chomsky List
56Former People
Book Depository
57From the Russian revolution of 1917 to Stalinist totalitarianismAgustín GuillamónLibcom
58GardnerLloyd C.Chomsky List
59HasegawaTsuyoshiChomsky List
60
Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs
Book Depository
61History of the Makhnovist movement, 1918-1921Peter ArshinovLibcom
62I Was AnastasiaGoodreads
63Karl Marx: Greatness and IllusionGareth Stedman Jones
The Culture Trip
64KennanGeorge F.Chomsky List
65Knight Without ArmourWikipedia
66Kronstadt 1917-21: The fate of a soviet democracyIsrael GetzlerLibcom
67
Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Russia
Mercury News
68Lenin
Book Depository
69
Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through
Book Depository
70Lenin in ZurichAleksandr SolzhenitsynFive Books
71Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate PortraitVictor SebestyenBois Dejasmin
72Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet EmpireDavid RemnickBook Riot
73Life and FateVasily Grossman
The Culture Trip
74MarreseMichaelChomsky List
75
Memoirs of a Revolutionary
Goodreads
76Midnight in St PetersburgVanora BennettHistorian Mag
77
Nicholas and Alexandra
Goodreads
78Putin Country: A Journey into the Real RussiaAnne GarrelsBook Riot
79Racing the Enemy: StalinTrumanChomsky List
80Red Famine: Stalin’s War on UkraineAnne ApplebaumIndepenent
81Red Petrograd: revolution in the factories 1917-1918S.A. SmithLibcom
82
Revolutionary Russia, 1891 – 1991: A History
Goodreads
83
Roots of Revolution: A History of the Populist and Socialist Movements in 19th-
The Guardian
84
Russia as a Developing Society
Chomsky List
85Russia in Flames
Book Depository
86Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations1917-1920Chomsky List
87
Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know
Mercury News
88Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change From Gorbachev to PutinMichael McFaulBook Riot
89Russian Labour and Bolshevik Power after OctoberWilliam RosenbergLibcom
90Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal RecordNN SukhanovThe Guardian
91
Russian Revolutionary Posters
Book Depository
92Safe for Democracy: The Anglo-American Response to Revolution1913-1923Chomsky List
93Second-hand TimeSvetlana Alexievich
The Culture Trip
94ShaninTeodorChomsky List
95Six Weeks in Russia in 1919Arthur RansomeFive Books
96
Smoking Gun: Trump and Russia: Nothing to See Here?
Prograssive
97
Soviet Subsidization of Trade With Eastern Europe
Chomsky List
98Soviets and Factory Committees in the Russian RevolutionPeter RachleffLibcom
99Spies and Commissars
Book Depository
100Steel and IronWikipedia
101Subsistence riots in Russia during World War IBarbara EngelLibcom
102The Amber KeeperGoodreads
103The BlackguardWikipedia
104
The Bolshevik Revolution 1917-23, Vol 1
Goodreads
105
The Bolshevik Revolution 1917-23, Vol 2
Goodreads
106
The Bolsheviks Come To Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd
Goodreads
107
The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd
Goodreads
108The Commissariat of EnlightenmentSheila FitzpatrickThe Guardian
109The Debate on Soviet PowerJohn LH Keep (editor and translator)Five Books
110The Dilemmas of LeninTariq AliBois Dejasmin
111
The Drivel of a Diplomat: Michael McFaul’s ‘From Cold War to Hot Peace’
Prograssive
112The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and RevolutionDominic LievenBook Riot
113
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Goodreads
114The Foundation PitAndrei PlatonovBois Dejasmin
115The Golden SabreWikipedia
116
The House of Special Purpose
Goodreads
117The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s WarArkady OstrovskyBook Riot
118
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
Goodreads
119
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
Goodreads
120
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union
Mercury News
121The Man without a FaceMasha GessenBook Riot
122The Master and MargaritaMikhail Bulgakov
The Culture Trip
123The New TsarMercury News
124
The Potential Rise of American Tyranny
Prograssive
125
The Prophet Armed: Trotsky, 1879-1921
Goodreads
126
The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky, 1929-1940
Goodreads
127
The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky, 1921-1929
Goodreads
128
The Race to Save the Romanovs
Book Depository
129The Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for JusticeBill BrowderBook Riot
130The Red WheelWikipedia
131
The Revolution of Marina M.
Goodreads
132
The Romanov Empress
Goodreads
133
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Goodreads
134
The Romanovs: 1613-1918
Goodreads
135
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
Goodreads
136
The Russian Concubine
Goodreads
137
The Russian Empire 1450-1801
Mercury News
138
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
Goodreads
139The RussiansMercury News
140
The Splintered Empires
Book Depository
141
The State and Revolution
Penguin
142The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution/April ThesesVladimir Ilyich LeninThe Guardian
143The unknown revolution, 1917-1921VolinLibcom
144The WanderersWikipedia
145The White GuardMikail BulgatovHistorian Mag
146Through the Russian RevolutionAlbert Rhys WilliamsThe Guardian
147Time After TimeWikipedia
148To Free the Romanovs
Book Depository
149
Truth-Testing in the Post-Truth Era
Prograssive
150
Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
Book Depository
151WolfeBertram DavidChomsky List
152ZoyaWikipedia


17 Best Russian Revolution Book Sources/Lists



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Bois Dejasmin 10 Books to Read About the Russian Revolution « Bois de Jasmin
Book Depository Russian Revolution Books | Book Depository
Book Riot A Russian History Reading List – Book Riot
Chomsky List Chomsky’s Recommended Russia Books List | ChomskyList.com
Five Books The Best Books on Revolutionary Russia | Five Books
Goodreads Popular Russian Revolution Books – Goodreads
Historian Mag Top Ten Books about The Russian Revolution – Historia Magazine
Indepenent 6 best Russian history books | The Independent
Libcom Top 10 texts about the 1917 Russian Revolution – Libcom.org
Mercury News Understanding Russia: best books, movies to get up to speed
Pan Macmillan The best books on the Russian Revolution – Pan Macmillan
Penguin 5 classics to read on the Russian Revolution – Penguin Books
Prograssive Books: The Russian Revolution at 100 Years – Progressive.org
The Culture Trip The Best Books to Read on the Russian Revolution, a Recommended …
The Globe And Mail Four new books mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution …
The Guardian Top 10 books about the Russian Revolution | Books | The Guardian
Wikipedia Category:Novels set in the Russian Revolution – Wikipedia