Through the Russian Revolution

Albert Rhys Williams
Edited and introduced by William Benton Whisenhunt
$24.95
978-0-89357-464-2
xxiv + 199
2016
Paperback
Through the Russian Revolution by Albert Rhys Williams, a Congregationalist pastor-turned-labor-organizer-and-journalist, offers readers a first-hand account of the exciting and confusing events of the Russian Revolution from June 1917 to August 1918. Williams, a lifelong defender of the Soviet system, documented his first adventure in Russia at its most chaotic moments. There he formed a lasting impression of what he thought the Soviet system could offer to the world and dedicated the rest of his life to this cause. His account, while sympathetic, reveals to a modern audience the inner workings of the Bolshevik Party, life in Petrograd and the countryside, and an optimistic vision of the revolutionary future.