Unknown Revolution: 1917-1921

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by Voline, Lain McKay, Rudolph Rocker

PM Press


SKU: 9781629635774


Translation of La râevolution inconnue, 1917-1921.

"A fascinating and valuable book--a combination of history, eyewitness account, and partisan advocacy about the Russian revolution of 1917-21." --Stephen F. Cohen, author of Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution


This in-depth, eyewitness history written by Voline, an outspoken activist in the Russian Revolution, pays significant attention to what the author describes as "struggles for the real Social Revolution"--that is, the uprising of the sailors and workers of Kronstadt in 1921 and the peasant movement that Nestor Makhno led in the Ukraine. These movements provide a clearer understanding of both the original objectives of the Russian Revolution and the problems facing all revolutions with far-reaching social objectives. Of particular interest are the many personal experiences and those in which the author reveals the deep divide between the Libertarians and the Bolsheviks. This edition is a translation of the full text of La Révolution inconnue, first published in 1947. It reinstates material omitted from earlier English-language editions and reproduces the complete text of the original volumes.


About the Author:

Voline (Vsevolod Mikhailovich Eikhenbaum, 1882-1945) was a writer, educator, anarchist, and an outspoken activist in the Russian Revolution. Iain McKay is an independent anarchist writer and researcher. He was the main author of An Anarchist FAQ and numerous other works, including Mutual Aid: An Introduction and Evaluation. Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958) was one of the most prominent writers, speakers, and activists of anarchism's classical period. His works include Nationalism and Culture and Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice.