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History of the Makhnovist Movement, 1918-21

Arshinov, Peter, Perlman, L., Perlman, F.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Freedom Press
Published: January 1, 2005
ISBN: 9780900384400
280 pages, 30+


It was in prison in 1911 that Peter Arshinov established a close personal and political friendship with Makhno, which continued after their release following the February Revolution in 1917. In 1919 Arshinov became Makhno’s secretary, and remained with the Makhnovists until 1921. In 1922 he settled in Berlin and published the Russian edition of his story. Arshinov’s history of the Makhnovists is undoubtedly the most important source work available. Includes an introduction by Voline, and excellent prefaces by Fredy Perlman (the original translator, and publisher, of the work in English), and Nicolas Walter (to the original Freedom Press edition). It’s about time this was available again!

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