The Resource The engineer of revolution : L.B. Krasin and the Bolsheviks, 1870-1926, Timothy Edward O'Connor

The engineer of revolution : L.B. Krasin and the Bolsheviks, 1870-1926, Timothy Edward O'Connor

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The engineer of revolution : L.B. Krasin and the Bolsheviks, 1870-1926
Title
The engineer of revolution
Title remainder
L.B. Krasin and the Bolsheviks, 1870-1926
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Edward O'Connor
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the first Western biography of L.B. Krasin, a leader of the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic Workers Party, commissar of foreign trade in the Soviet government in the 1920s, and one of the foremost Soviet diplomats of his era. This meticulously documented book is based on extensive research in Soviet and Western archives and libraries as well as on Krasin's personal unpublished letters. It reviews Krasin's revolutionary conduct, including his technical organization of V.I. Lenin's "expropriations"--Robberies of Tsarist banks and post offices by secret Bolshevik "fighting squads." Krasin's revolutionary activities were quite remarkable, considering his prominent position in Russian society. By the 1905 Revolution he had become one of the leading engineers in the country and had acquired an international reputation for his expertise in chemical and electrical engineering. This biography examines Krasin's significant role in consolidating the Soviet government through the recruitment of technical specialists, his pursuit of Western credits and loans for economic reconstruction and modernization, and his work to establish diplomatic relations between the new government and Western European governments during the first part of the 1920s. The book devotes considerable attention to the reasons for his staunch defense of the Soviet monopoly of foreign trade. There is also careful treatment of Krasin's ideology of a technological utopia--a socialist technocracy--in Soviet Russia
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Timothy Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK254.K75
LC item number
O25 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Krasin, L. B.
  • Krasin, L. B.
  • Krasin, Léonide
  • Krasin, Leonid B
  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • Revolutionaries
  • Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Revolutionaries
  • Revolutionairen
  • Ingénieurs
  • Révolutionnaires
  • Bibliographie
  • Revolutionär
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • URSS
  • Sowjetunion
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The engineer of revolution : L.B. Krasin and the Bolsheviks, 1870-1926, Timothy Edward O'Connor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-309) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 322 pages
Isbn
9780813376844
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
91038094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24670483
  • (OCoLC)ocm24670483
Label
The engineer of revolution : L.B. Krasin and the Bolsheviks, 1870-1926, Timothy Edward O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 322 pages
Isbn
9780813376844
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
91038094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24670483
  • (OCoLC)ocm24670483

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