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Title:
Dispatches from the revolution : Russia, 1915-1918
Author:
Price, M. Philips (Morgan Philips), 1885-1973.
Publication Information:
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1998.

©1997
Physical Description:
xii, 181 pages : map ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780822320593

9780822320739
Format :
Book

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A special correspondent for the Manchester Guardian , Morgan Philips Price was one of the few Englishmen in Russia during all phases of the Revolution. Although his Bolshevik sympathies accorded him an insider's perspective on much of the turmoil, his reports were often heavily revised or suppressed. In Dispatches from the Revolution, Tania Rose collects for the first time Price's correspondence from Russia--official and unofficial, published and unpublished--to reveal a side of Russian life and politics that fell largely unreported in the years before, during, and after the Revolution.
This collection includes Price's pre-censored observations and comment, written for a range of British publications, as well as letters, postcards, and other writings. A foreword by Eric Hobsbawm and introductory material by Rose place Price's observations in biographical and historical context. Dispatches from the Revolution offers an account of the Russian Revolution from an eyewitness whose political commitment, fluency in Russian, and extensive travel far beyond the cities permitted him to write, uniquely, not only of metropolitan news and politics, but also of the experiences and issues signficant to ordinary peasants, workers, and soldiers in remote areas of the Russian empire.
An important source to scholars of Russian history, this book will also appeal to general readers with interests in Russia, journalism, and world affairs.


Summary

A special correspondent for the Manchester Guardian , Morgan Philips Price was one of the few Englishmen in Russia during all phases of the Revolution. Although his Bolshevik sympathies accorded him an insider's perspective on much of the turmoil, his reports were often heavily revised or suppressed. In Dispatches from the Revolution, Tania Rose collects for the first time Price's correspondence from Russia--official and unofficial, published and unpublished--to reveal a side of Russian life and politics that fell largely unreported in the years before, during, and after the Revolution.
This collection includes Price's pre-censored observations and comment, written for a range of British publications, as well as letters, postcards, and other writings. A foreword by Eric Hobsbawm and introductory material by Rose place Price's observations in biographical and historical context. Dispatches from the Revolution offers an account of the Russian Revolution from an eyewitness whose political commitment, fluency in Russian, and extensive travel far beyond the cities permitted him to write, uniquely, not only of metropolitan news and politics, but also of the experiences and issues signficant to ordinary peasants, workers, and soldiers in remote areas of the Russian empire.
An important source to scholars of Russian history, this book will also appeal to general readers with interests in Russia, journalism, and world affairs.


Author Notes

Morgan Philips Price was a journalist and the author of numerous books on Russian history and politics. For thirty years he was a member of the British Parliament.
Tania Rose is the author of Political Censorship in Britian.

Morgan Philips Price was a journalist and the author of numerous books on Russian history and politics. For thirty years he was a member of the British Parliament.
Tania Rose is the author of Political Censorship in Britian.


Morgan Philips Price was a journalist and the author of numerous books on Russian history and politics. For thirty years he was a member of the British Parliament.
Tania Rose is the author of Political Censorship in Britian.

Morgan Philips Price was a journalist and the author of numerous books on Russian history and politics. For thirty years he was a member of the British Parliament.
Tania Rose is the author of Political Censorship in Britian.


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