Voline (Vsevolod Mikhailovich Eikhenbaum, 1882–1945) writer, educator, poet, and anarchist, was an outspoken activist in the Russian Revolution. Exiled by the Tsarist tribunal, then sentenced to death by Trotsky and rescued amid protests, he never ceased to live up to his chosen nom de guerre based on the Russian word for freedom.

The Unknown Revolution: 1917–1921

The Unknown Revolution: 1917–1921

SKU: 9781629635774
Author: Voline • Introduction by Iain McKay • Foreword by Rudolf Rocker
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629635774
Published: 2/2019
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 832
Subjects: History-Russia / Politics-Anarchism


“A fascinating and valuable book—a combination of history, eyewitness account, and partisan advocacy—about the Russian revolution of 1917–21.”
—Stephen F. Cohen, author of Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution

“In rich detail Voline documents the efforts of workers, peasants, and intellectuals to inaugurate a free society based on local initiative and autonomy. . . . It should be read by every person interested in the anarchist movement and the Russian Revolution.”
—Paul Avrich, author of The Russian Anarchists

“The uniqueness of his work consists not only in the events that the author has selected for analysis but also in the anarchist point of view. Neither would be found in Soviet or Western academic literature of the Revolution.”

“One of the most coherent and comprehensive personal accounts of the Russian Revolution, of the nature of the Bolshevik State from its birth in 1917 through to its suppression of both the Kronstadt uprising of 1921 and of the Makhnovist peasant movement in the Ukraine between 1918 and 1921.”
—Stuart Christie, author of Granny Made Me an Anarchist

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