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Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed Modern Library Chronicles comes an exploration of a promising theory that when put to practice wreaked havoc on the world. An expert on communism, Richard Pipes follows the history of the Soviet Union from the 1917 revolution to the Cold War, and finally, to its deterioration and collapse.
©2001 Richard Pipes
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By Edward on 02-20-07

Right on the Money

This book is very informative and quite graphic with some of it's descriptions on the horror that communism has unleashed upon humankind. It charts the rise of socialist ideals with Marx and Engles and goes through the communist and socialist movements of the twentiethh century all the way up to the present day.

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By Anonymous User on 03-08-10

A great debunking of communist myths

It won't change those who believe in the religion of Communism. But it provides more ammunition to those that understand what an evil philosophy it truly is.

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6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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