A concise and chronological survey of Russia under Communism, this book marshals the facts of recent Russian history and provides a logical assessment of Communist performance and goals. Mr. Reiber teaches history at Northwestern University and Mr. Nelson is on the staff of The Christian Science Monitor. Concentrating on events rather than men, the authors nevertheless manage to briefly document the personalities that adapted and shaped the Mark Engels theories to governmental practice. The historical background of the 1917 revolution is provided as well as the course of economic, philosophic, and practical changes in Russian Communism up to the present time. Illustrated with photographs, crammed with information and well indexed, the book will be particularly useful at the highschool level for reading and reference.