Memoirs of a Revolutionist (2020)

Memoirs of a Revolutionist Pyotr Kropotkin George Woodcock Memoirs of a Revolutionist This fascinating story of the dramatic conversion from prince to anarchist provides a study of the early anarchist movement and an extraordinary portrait of the Russia of Kropotkin s youth
  • Title: Memoirs of a Revolutionist
  • Author: Pyotr Kropotkin George Woodcock
  • ISBN: 9780921689188
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
Memoirs of a Revolutionist Pyotr Kropotkin George Woodcock This fascinating story of the dramatic conversion from prince to anarchist provides a study of the early anarchist movement and an extraordinary portrait of the Russia of Kropotkin s youth.
Memoirs of a Revolutionist Pyotr Kropotkin George Woodcock

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  1. Ilse

    First serialized in an American magazine as Autobiography of a Revolutionist , this account of his life by the anarchist, pacifist and scientist Peter Kropotkin 1842 1921 was published in England in 1899 It draws an exquisite depiction of tsarist Russia under the rule of tsar Alexander II 1855 1881 , the movements advocating social and political change in Russia at that time and the development of socialist and anarchist activities and ideology in Switzerland, France and England, in the aftermat [...]

  2. Bryn Hammond

    The Russian nineteenth century I have had down as the most interesting century that ever was These memoirs are extremely readable Highlights include his moving pages on the abolition of serfdom his rather exciting escape from prison his unstinting admiration for revolutionary women and a crowd of incidents, tragedies, idealism, bravery in suffering, that might be told in a paragraph each, but that strike home the truly for not being overdrawn Amazing times Warmly recommended.

  3. Andrea

    Kropotkin geographer, former aristocrat, anarchist revolutionary This is a fascinating glimpse into Russia before the revolution through his childhood, into the intellectual development of someone seeking to understand their own position and privilege in the world, and their attempts to transform it Also many insights to a branch of anarchism I quite like, and a study of how cooperation is as common as competition in the world Much of this book was unexpected.Some quotes Besides, I began gradual [...]

  4. Micah

    A fascinating picture of Russia and early socialism the well known episodes like the attempt of the Marxists to push the Latin federations out of the IWMA are of course discussed, but interesting are the now obscure episodes, the Polish revolt, the women s movement, the Nihilists not at all what comes to mind when nihilism is discussed today , and the V nar d , to the people movement, which made a huge impression on Kropotkin Sometimes one thinks of the 19th century as one of constant revolutio [...]

  5. Chris Chapman

    An inspiring book about an inspiring life A book that leaves you with renewed faith in human nature He comes across as not only hugely intelligent, dynamic, and principled, but also a lovely, modest person Be patient with the first chapters which talk about him growing up in a privileged family, which might not be what anarchists and other students of the Russian revolution are looking for Although even here there are very interesting insights into what life was like in the elite, and the experi [...]

  6. Pelin

    En ok Kropotkin in do ayla ilgili d ncelerinden etkilenmi tim Hatta baz eylerin kafama dank etmesini sa lad i in hayat m de i tiren kitaplardan biri Yine de bug ne kadar okudu umu unutmu olmam ilgin nsan n do an n egemeni de il, onun s n rl bir par as oldu unu ve bu s n rl par ada da do a yasalar n n ge erli oldu unu burada, Sibirya da anlad Kropotkin Bu nedenleydi ki, do adaki uyum, sosyal d nyadaki uyumsuzlu u vurgulamakla kalm yor, sanki onun d zenindeki anormalli i, ona yeni bir d zen verilm [...]

  7. DoctorM

    A great political autobiography by an anarchist legend a Russian aristocrat turned anarchist theoretician whose life is just fascinating palaces, military service, explorations in Siberia, scientific discoveries, radicalization, imprisonment, exile, escape, scientific and political controversies, wanderings A brilliant read on so many grounds

  8. Mário

    Loved this book, the author uses a clear and descriptive language taking us to navigate through hes adventures For me, was the most interesting way to learn about history of Europe an Russia during 1800 s and how the socialists a communist ideals and movements have emerged, its difficulties.Cannot say much , than highly recommend it.

  9. Alex

    A noble person lived an extraordinary life for noble causes, his memoirs recorded many aspects of societies in many countries during a very idealized era This very interesting book also comes with a good introduction.

  10. Lex Shooric

    Amazing reflection of czarist Russia This book makes it very clear how views and philosophy of Kropotkin s anarchy came into existence.

  11. Nick Klagge

    This book is the memoir of Peter Kropotkin, a man who was born into the Russian aristocracy but became an anarchist As the introduction to the book makes clear, the title chosen by an editor to move copies is quite misleading there are few moments of action in the book, and none at all of revolution in the Che Guevara mold Indeed, PK s preferred title for the book was Around One s Life, which pretty much captures the level of action in the book The one exception is his narrative of his escape fr [...]

  12. Becky

    Amazingly read on Librivox I have to give a plug to one of my favorite volunteer narrators She did a great job reading this.I have a terrible lack of knowledge concerning Russian history I ve always found Russia fascinating, its architecture, its people, its isolationism, but somehow, I never get around to learning anything about it Then I had the chance to help edit the audiobook for Memoirs of a Revolutionist and I jumped on the chance I m so glad I did.Pyotr is a fascinating person Its a chan [...]

  13. sage

    This is a great portrait of Russia under late tsarist rule and parts of Europe in the earliest days of socialism The first 3 4 are fairly riveting, while the ending falls kind of flat as happens in so many memoirs Yes, it s the nature of the format But he had a fascinating life and is a surprisingly engaging writer for having lived so long ago There were several points where I wanted to hug him so much And then others where I was really head scratchy over his definition of Anarchism and how that [...]

  14. Nick

    A Kroptkin in Russia today would rebel against an even crueler regime he would be arrested after a few days, not after several years he would be treated far worse in prison, and he would find it far harder to escape if he did manage to do so, he would not be able to travel freely across the world if he went to Britain, he would be an undesirable alien rather than an honored guest if he went to the United States he would not be let in at all if he wrote what he believed, he would have difficulty [...]

  15. Max

    Kropotkin s life was a truly remarkable one, and while many of its events seem to strain belief, what really impresses one about this book is Kropotkin s kindness and generosity of spirit Every page is filled with an unbelievable amount of love for and trust in humanity, and even when criticizing those who he has worked against, Kropotkin cannot summon the slightest hint of malice While there are some dry passages to the book, the sheer uniqueness of Kropotkin s voice makes every page of it wort [...]

  16. James Chin

    the whole atmosphere of every prison is an atmosphere of glorification of that sort of gambling in clever strokes which constitutes the very essence of theft, swindling, and all sorts of similar anti social deeds Whole generations of future criminals are bred in these burseries, which the state supports and which society tolerates, simply because it does not want to hear its own diseases spoken of Imprisoned in childhood, jail bird for life, is what I heard afterwards from all those who were in [...]

  17. Shea Mastison

    Kropotkin was very much a man of his times but he was something too It would be irresponsible for me to criticize his socialism the man was an extraordinary figure, who utilized the momentum of his times in a fight against tyranny Only time and real life occurrences could ve shown the primacy of individualism in any well functioning social system Kropotkin worked with what he had.This was a pretty good book showing the human and quite likable side of a legendary Russian revolutionary figure.

  18. Ryan Mishap

    I ve only glanced through his famous works, but I read all of this because I prefer autobiographies and memoirs to political texts The former Russian prince tells of his upbringing, his disillusionment with the way society was set up, his studies, and much Not the most gripping account of all time, but a fair way to pass the day if you re of the anarchist persuasion or have an interest that way Good for getting a bit of the history of a time and place, too, as many autobiographies are.

  19. Nithya Thiru

    Kropotkin s autobiography offers fascinating insight into the anarchist and socialist movements of the mid to late 19 century Kropotkin is an anarchist and does hold beliefs that most Americans do not However, his compassion, intellect, and life experiences are extraordinary, and worth reading about if you are interested in political theory, or Russian history.

  20. Sean Mccarrey

    This book takes the reader from personal stories, to adventure, to political theory and I can t say enough good things about this book, so I won t even try No matter what your political background is, this book is a fascinating look into the life of an anarchist in the nineteenth century of Europe.

  21. Peter

    This book has it all, action adventure, a daring prison break All from a man with such a gentle voice It s like your grandfather bouncing you on his knee and telling tales of anarchist insurrection An influential book when I was forming my ideas about the world Very inspiring.

  22. Christian

    As exciting as any adventure novel could ever be and full of historical facts from the period when the socialistic movement grew large Essential reading for anyone that is interested in Kropotkin, russian history or these kind of politics.

  23. Tom Schulte

    A wide eyed observer of mid 19th Century Russia turns to science then socialism and then anarchism An amazing autobiography, this is one of the most interesting overviews of a life I have ever read The section on his escape from the Fortress of St Peter and St Paul is positively riveting.

  24. Mack

    Illuminating on a period in time that was in many respects very alien to today Kropotkien s memoir sadly does not always go into detail about all aspects of life Even so the detail with which he charts the growth and development of himself makes this a wonderful, very human, read.

  25. B. Jay

    If this were a piece of fiction, I d accuse the author of straining believability A great historical and unbiased autobiography of someone who probably never recieved enough credit for his works.

  26. Tony

    Gives a nicely written account of his life from his childhood, to his military service, to his imprisonment and escape This man went through some serious shit.

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