Marx and Trotsky

Steve Simmons scs at di.org
Tue Jun 18 19:35:53 PDT 2002

Steven Brust writes:

> The History of the Russian Revolution_ is a favorite of mine, but it's
> *big*--three volumes.  To me, it reads like an adventure novel; but I have
> enough familiarity with the history that I don't go screaming from the room
> in all the confusion among the "Cadets" and the "Social Revolutionaries"
> etc. etc.

Well, it's still in print and even at a reasonable price - Amazon has
a one-volume paperback for just over $25.  At 1300 pages, I assume it's
all three volumes.  Does that seem to match up with the three volumes
you have?  If so, I'll order it after we get back from vacation.
  ``You gotta distinguish between telling a tale for amusement, as in "Well,
there I was facing down the crowds at Riotcon...", and telling it for the
record, as in "Well, you see, officer, it happened like this...". (Actually,
that might not be the best example.)''	-- Chris Clayton, in private email