Communism

Communism

A History

Book - 2003
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With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of the Soviet Union, the most comprehensive reorganization of human society ever attempted by a nation-state. This is the story of how the agitation of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, two mid-nineteenth-century European thinkers and writers, led to a great and terrible world religion that brought down a mighty empire, consumed the world in conflict, and left in its wake a devastation whose full costs can only now be tabulated.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003, c2001
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780812968644
0812968646
Branch Call Number: 320.532/PIP 4565 1

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