In Theorizing Revolutions, some of the most exciting thinkers in the study of revolutions today look critically at the many theoretical frameworks through which revolutions can be understood and apply them to specific revolutionary cases.
Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction by Jack A. Goldstone
Call Number: D21.3 G65 2014
Publication Date: 2014
This volume places recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan to Tunisia and Egypt in historical context. It provides a history of revolutions and insurgencies, an introduction to the way social scientists think about the causes and outcomes of revolutions, and an explanation of their significance in historical and political change.
This comprehensive text analyzes significant revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries, placing them in social, economic, and political context.
Revolution and Revolutionaries: Guerrilla Movements in Latin America by Daniel Castro (Editor)
Call Number: F1413 R475 1999
Publication Date: 1999
This book examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics used by various governments to rid themselves of the threats presented by revolutionary movements. It also analyzes the political and social conditions that made the outbreak of revolutionary movements throughout the region unavoidable.
This book separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy. With testimonies from witnesses of Che's actions, a detailed account of the "real Che" sets the record straight by exposing the delusion at the heart of the Che phenomenon.
The Shah and the Ayatollah by Fereydoun Hoveyda
Call Number: DS318 H675 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Provides a very original explanation of the events that led to the fall of the Shah and the ascent of Khomeini, changing the political and diplomatic situation in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea region.
The Taming of Fidel Castro by Maurice Halperin
Call Number: F1788 H26
Publication Date: 1981
A detailed study of Castro's regime between 1964 and 1968 highlights the evolution of his thinking under the influence of the Soviet Union.
This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the political thought of Joseph Stalin. Making full use of the documentation that has recently become available, including Stalin's private library with his handwritten margin notes, the book provides many insights on Stalin, and also on western and Russian Marxist intellectual traditions.