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The German Revolution and the Debate on Soviet Power

Prologue by V.I. Lenin, photos, maps, notes, chronology, glossary, index. 

Appendix: Program of the Russian Communist Party.

Format: Paper

772 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 1986

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-917-1

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