• The Rise and Fall of the Communist Revolution by Warren H. Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780931888595
  • Paperback, 6 x 9 inches
  • 832 pages.
  • Read in the refectory of Clear Creek, spring 2021.

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The Rise and Fall of the Communist Revolution

By Warren H. Carroll

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.