Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. Format is 4.5 inches by 7.5 inches. 45,  pages, plus covers. Footnotes. Chapters include To the Reader; The Revolution must Defend Itself; The Whole People's Concern; Unparalleled Feat; Sources of Strength; and Bulwark of Peace and Construction. Also includes 15 black and white photographs, as well as 14 color photographs. Alexey Ivanovich Sorokin (28 March 1922 – 4 March 2020) was a Soviet Admiral of the Fleet and member of the Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union. Sorokin joined the Red Army in 1941. He was promoted to lieutenant, commanding a mortar battery and fought during the liberation of Belarus and with the Baltic Front. After the war, Sorokin served as a political officer and studied at the Lenin Military-Political Academy between 1948 and 1952. After graduating Sorokin was posted to the Navy and served as a political officer on the destroyers Redkiy and Vdumchevy of the Soviet Pacific Fleet. In 1954 he became political officer aboard the cruiser Kalinin. In 1956 he became political officer of the Pacific Fleet destroyer squadron and in 1959 he became base political officer at Sovetskaya Gavan. Sorokin became chief political officer of the Northern Fleet in 1974 and was promoted to vice admiral in 1975. He became chief political officer of the Soviet Navy in 1980 and deputy chief political officer of the Soviet armed forces in 1981. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1988 and retired in 1992. In retirement he lived in Moscow and was president of the International Union of CIS War Veterans (Pensioners) Associations.
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Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1985. Presumed First English Language Edition, first printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 5 inches by 6.5 inches. 246,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling, and sticker. Alexey Ivanovich Sorokin born 1922 is a retired Soviet Admiral of the Fleet and former member of the Council of Peoples Deputies. Sorokin joined the Red Army in 1941 and served as a mortar operator. He was promoted to lieutenant, commanding a mortar battery and fought during the liberation of Belarusian and with the Baltic Front. After the war, Sorokin studied at the Lenin Military-Political Academy between 1948 and 1952. After graduating Sorokin was posted to the Navy. In 1959 he became base political officer at Sovetskaya Gavan. Sorokin became chief political officer of the Northern Fleet in 1974 and was promoted to vice admiral in 1975. He became chief political officer of the Soviet Navy in 1980 and deputy chief political officer of the Soviet armed forces in 1981. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1988 and retired in 1992.
New York, N.Y. Doubleday (An Anchor Book), 1959. First Anchor Books Edition. Trade Paperback. xiv, , 524 pages. Includes Editor's Note and Preface. Volume One covers The Overthrow of Tzarism; Volume Two covers The Attempted Counter-Revolution; Volume Three covers The Triumph of the Soviets. Also contains Conclusion, Chronological Table, A Short List of Principal Persons; A Short List of Principal Places; A Brief Glossary of Unfamiliar Terms; A List of Parties and Political Groups; and an Index. Selected and Edited by F. W. Dupee from The History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky, Translated from the Russian by Max Eastman. History of the Russian Revolution is a work by Leon Trotsky on the Russian Revolution of 1917. The first portion is dedicated to the political history of February Revolution and the second to that of October Revolution, with the intention of explaining the relations between these two events. The book was initially published in Germany in 1930. The original language is Russian, but it was translated into English by Max Eastman in 1932. The book was considered anti-stalinist in the Soviet Union, and only made it to publication in Russia as late as in 1997.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Covers have some wear and soiling. Some endpaper discoloration. Some edge soiling. Some staining to the back of the top edge of Volume 3. Volume 1, xxviii, 306, xxix-xlv,  pages. References (in text). Guide to Main Topics. List of Items by Chapters. List of Abbreviations. Bibliography. Permissions. Volume 2, xxvi, , 309-584, xxvii-xliii,  pages. Volume 3, xxvi, , 587-884, xxvii-xliii,  pages. George Vernadsky (August 20, 1887 – June 12, 1973) was a Russian-born American historian and an author of numerous books on Russian history. In 1927, Michael Rostovtzeff and Frank A. Golder offered Vernadsky a position at Yale University in the United States. At Yale, he first served as a research associate in history (1927–1946), and then became a full professor of Russian history in 1946. He served in that position until his retirement in 1956. He died in New Haven on June 12, 1973.
Moscow: Novosti, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. In Russian. 2 volumes. Volume 1, 412,  pages. Volume 2, 412,  pages. Index. Illustrations. First volume is signed by the author. Dmitri Antonovich Volkogonov (22 March 1928 – 6 December 1995) was a Soviet/Russian historian and colonel general who was head of the Soviet military's psychological warfare department. After research in secret Soviet archives, he published biographies of Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin, among others. Despite being a committed Stalinist and Marxist–Leninist ideologue for most of his career, Volkogonov came to repudiate communism and the Soviet system before his death from cancer in 1995. Through his research in the restricted archives, Volkogonov discovered facts that contradicted the Soviet version of events, and the cult of personality that had been built up around Lenin and Stalin. Volkogonov published books that contributed to liberal Russian thought that emerged during Glasnost in the late 1980s and the post-Soviet era of the early 1990s.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1964. First Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Trade paperback. 242 pages. Footnotes. Suggestions for Further Reading. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Slightly cocked. Underling and ink marks/comments noted. Name of previous owner inside the back cover. This is one of the Critical Periods of History series. Theodore H. Von Laue (June 22, 1916 in Frankfurt, Germany – January 22, 2000 in Worcester, Massachusetts) was an American historian and professor emeritus of history at Clark University. In 1937 Von Laue was sent to Princeton University by his father Max von Laue, who did not want him to grow up "in a country run by gangsters". He finished his studies with a Ph.D. about the social legislation of Otto von Bismarck. He then taught at Swarthmore College, the University of California, Riverside, and the Washington University in St. Louis, when he finally became professor of European History at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was there from 1970 until 1982. One of Von Laue first works has been a biographical study about Leopold von Ranke showing that his "scientific objectivity" was much influenced by the romantics in the 19th century. He then switched to studies of German and especially Russian history, which lead him to consider the influences as the Western Civilization on countries of a different one. An example for this is his book about Sergei Witte's failure to industrialize Russia, blocked by conservative forces including the last Russian tsar Nicholas II. Better known are the following books, which he wrote about this topic: "Why Lenin? Why Stalin?" published in 1964, and his "The World Revolution of Westernization"