Published in 1995, this is the first comprehensive history of international communism to be written after the collapse of the Soviet Union. After surveying the early development of communism from the French Revolution through Karl Marx to the Russian terrorists and the appearance of Lenin, it presents the whole mighty drama of the establishment of Communist rule over one-third of the world, from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to its almost miraculous defeat in Russia in 1991. For these 74 years communism in power presented the greatest external threat to the freedom of the West. Though this is the history of an ideological movement in action, the author firmly believes that men, not ideologies or economies, make history. Therefore the narrative concentrates on its actors–on the heroism, compromise, or cowardice with which men and nations faced this ultimate challenge. Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Ho Chi Minh are here; so are Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and less well-known heroes of the struggle deserving everlasting honor: Karl Gustaf Mannerheim of Finland, José Moscardó of Spain, Ahmad Shah Masud of Afghanistan, Lech Walesa of Poland. A well-documented narrative with the power of a great novel, this is a landmark historical work, a panoramic presentation of the central theme of the political history of the twentieth century.
About the author:
Warren H. Carroll, who held a PhD in History from Columbia University, was active in the battle against communism for nearly forty years. Recognized as a leading Catholic historian, Warren Carroll was the founder and first president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
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5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
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