[SOLO]The Bolshevik Myth

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Post by SimonParent » January 4th, 2021, 6:41 pm

The Bolskevik Myth by Alexander Berkman (1870 - 1936).

The Bolshevik Myth (Diary 1920–1922) is a book by Alexander Berkman describing his experiences in Bolshevist Russia from 1920 to 1922, where he saw the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Written in the form of a diary, The Bolshevik Myth describes how Berkman's initial enthusiasm for the revolution faded as he became disillusioned with the Bolsheviks and their suppression of all political dissent. ( Wikipedia)
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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Alexander Berkman) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Berkman
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bolshevik_Myth
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    • Original publication date (if known): 1925
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    Keywords that describe the book: anarchism, Russia, bolshevik, communist, communism, emma goldman, russian revolution, soviet union

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Post by KevinS » January 4th, 2021, 7:24 pm

This should be an acceptable text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001232510

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Post by SimonParent » January 5th, 2021, 8:10 am

Thanks Kevin! Always better to have the direct scans.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 5th, 2021, 11:40 am

Hi Simon. The link Kevin posted would definitely be the preferred one. Also, please see my comments in your test thread.
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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2021, 4:06 pm

Moving this to Book Suggestions for now. Once you've got a couple sections under your belt (as per the test thread), please post back in this thread, and an admin will move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
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