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Jonathan Daly releases new book on Russian Revolution

Daly & cover of new book

The UIC History Department congratulates Professor Jonathan Daly for releasing a new book, Seven Myths of the Russian Revolution (Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett, 2023), co-authored with Leonid Trofimov.

As one of reviewer explained: "The seven myths include the exaggeration of Rasputin’s influence; a purported conspiracy behind the February Revolution; the treasonous Bolshevik dependence on German support; the multiple Anastasia pretenders to the royal inheritance; the antisemitic claims about “Judeo-Bolsheviks”; distortions about America’s intervention in the civil war; and the “inevitability” of Bolshevism."

He adds: "In each case the authors analyze the facts, uncover the origins of the myth, and trace its later perseverance (even in contemporary Russia). To assist readers, the volume includes three reference guides (people, terms, dates), nine maps, and twenty-nine illustrations. The result is immensely valuable."

Congrats Professor Daly on producing a fine looking book!