March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2


March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s March 1917, Book 2, covers three days of the February Revolution when the nation unraveled, leading to the Bolshevik takeover eight months later.

The Red Wheel is Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s multivolume epic work about the Russian Revolution. He spent decades writing about just four of the most important periods, or “nodes.” This is the first time that the monumental March 1917–the third node–has been translated into English. It tells the story of the Russian Revolution itself, during which the Imperial government melts in the face of the mob, and the giants of the opposition also prove incapable of controlling the course of events.

The action of Book 2 (of four) of March 1917 is set during March 13-15, 1917, the Russian Revolution s turbulent second week. The revolution has already won inside the capital, Petrograd. News of the revolution flashes across all Russia through the telegraph system of the Minis