The Resource Vanguard of the revolution : the global idea of the Communist Party, A. James McAdams

Vanguard of the revolution : the global idea of the Communist Party, A. James McAdams

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Vanguard of the revolution : the global idea of the Communist Party
Title
Vanguard of the revolution
Title remainder
the global idea of the Communist Party
Statement of responsibility
A. James McAdams
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Language
eng
Summary
The first comprehensive political history of the Communist Party - Vanguard of the Revolution is a sweeping history of one of the most significant political institutions of the modern world. The communist party was a revolutionary idea long before its supporters came to power. In this book, A. James McAdams argues that the rise and fall of communism can be understood only by taking into account the origins and evolution of this compelling idea. He shows how the leaders of parties in countries as diverse as the Soviet Union, China, Germany, Yugoslavia, Cuba, and North Korea adapted the original ideas of revolutionaries like Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin to profoundly different social and cultural settings. Taking readers from the drafting of The Communist Manifesto in the 1840s to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, McAdams describes the decisive role played by individual rulers in the success of their respective parties--men like Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Fidel Castro. He demonstrates how these personalities drew on vying conceptions of the party's functions to mesmerize their followers, mobilize their populations, and transform their societies. He also shows how many of these figures abused these ideas to justify incomprehensible acts of inhumanity. McAdams explains why communist parties lasted as long as they did, and why they either disappeared or ceased to be meaningful institutions by the close of the twentieth century. The first comprehensive political history of the communist party, Vanguard of the Revolution is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand world communism and the captivating idea that gave it life.--
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McAdams, A. James
Dewey number
335.4309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HX36
LC item number
.M395 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Communism
  • Communist parties
  • 89.61 political parties
  • 89.15 communism
Target audience
adult
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Vanguard of the revolution : the global idea of the Communist Party, A. James McAdams
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Copyright
Bibliography note
  • "Suggested readings (Books in English)": pages 531-541
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-541) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A revolutionary idea -- A revolutionary party emerges -- Internationalizing the party idea -- Creating the Leninist Party -- A different type of party -- Monolithic Socialism -- Rediscovering the Leninist idea -- The charismatic leader and the party -- The revolution returns -- The party comes back -- The party in peril -- The party vanishes
Control code
ocn974676721
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 564 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691168944
Lccn
2017941546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974676721
Label
Vanguard of the revolution : the global idea of the Communist Party, A. James McAdams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • "Suggested readings (Books in English)": pages 531-541
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A revolutionary idea -- A revolutionary party emerges -- Internationalizing the party idea -- Creating the Leninist Party -- A different type of party -- Monolithic Socialism -- Rediscovering the Leninist idea -- The charismatic leader and the party -- The revolution returns -- The party comes back -- The party in peril -- The party vanishes
Control code
ocn974676721
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 564 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691168944
Lccn
2017941546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974676721

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