This volume is a valuable source of information that also represents a genuinely collaborative approach to understanding Soviet history. The collection is so rich that every scholar and teacher of Soviet history will want to consult it. Highly recommended." —Choice
Documentation of this well-edited volume is exhaustive. It can be highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate students and specialists." —History
This is a surprisingly readable, well-structured book that is an absolute necessity for a college library as well as a useful addition to a scholar’s personal library." —Perspectives on Political Science
... essential reading... abundant empirical research and fresh interpretations." —The Russian Review
To what extent were the social responses and political choices of the Civil War years the product of social and economic circumstances and to what extent were they the result of the independent exercise of conscious political will? This landmark volume presents the leading edge of current scholarship on the social history of the Russian Civil War.