Bandits and Partisans (Hardcover)
The Antonov Movement in the Russian Civil War (Russian and East European Studies)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822943433, 432pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2008
Landis examines both sides of the conflict, probing the testimonies of the insurgents, their opponents, and those caught in between. We witness firsthand the frustrations, failures, and internal conflicts of the Bolsheviks and the spirit of rebellion that drove the insurgents and helped drive a localized dispute into a well-organized mass rebellion that struck fear in the hearts of Communist leaders. This political and military threat was influential in bringing about Lenin's conciliatory New Economic Policy, which allowed farmers and villages to sustain themselves in a quasi-market economy.
Bandits and Partisans presents a gripping tale of brutality, domination, and revolt, placing readers at the frontlines of the complex and rich history of the Russian civil war and the consolidation of the new Soviet state.
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Praise For Bandits and Partisans: The Antonov Movement in the Russian Civil War (Russian and East European Studies)…
“A thoroughly researched and intelligently constructed book. The author is at his best in capturing contemporary voices that continue to speak eloquently nearly a century after the events.”
“This meticulously researched book does more than give a narrative of the Antonov uprising and its suppression. Landis’s account offers new perspectives on high-level politics during the Russian civil war, the process of Soviet state-building in the provinces, and the nature of popular politics in the villages of Tambov province. . . . a sweeping study that provides a great deal of information.”
—Canadian Journal of History