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Memoirs of a Revolutionist

Peter Kropotkin

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Peter Kropotkin was a Russian anarcho-communist and scientist. This is his autobiography, and he writes not only about his own life, but also about 19th century Russian society and politics. He was born into the nobility and had a military education, but he gradually abandoned the values of his social class and became an anti-authoritarian socialist, opposed to both the rule of the Tsars and to the seizing of power by the authoritarian Bolsheviks. He was also interested in literature, biology, economics and geographical exploration. This first volume of his memoirs covers his childhood, his education, and the time he spent in Siberia.

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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

One of the best autobiographies that i have read. Kropotkin is a excellent writer that invites the reader inside of his mind and life. You truly feel like you understand where he is coming from and what are his motivations to be a Anarchist.

The amount of details Kropotkin gives about his environmen

Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) narrates the first half of his life in his Memoirs of a Revolutionist (1899) through historical events, ideals, and people he was surrounded by while occasionally sharing his inner thoughts and contemplations. He unveils the accounts of his life, which seem credible and n

En çok Kropotkin'in doğayla ilgili düşüncelerinden etkilenmiştim. Hatta bazı şeylerin kafama dank etmesini sağladığı için hayatımı değiştiren kitaplardan biri. Yine de bugüne kadar okuduğumu unutmuş olmam ilginç.
"İnsanın doğanın egemeni değil, onun sınırlı bir parçası olduğunu ve bu sınırlı parçada

Я все еще не придвинулся ни на шаг к тому, чтобы понять, как по мнению анархистов работяги стран мира будут самоорганизовываться, но зато я понял, что Петр Алексеевич прямо таки солнечный человечек.

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 (1

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

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