The Russian Soviet Republic. Edward Alsworth Ross. Ross (1866-1951) was a progressive American sociologist and a major figure in early criminology. He visited Russia just after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and stayed up to the Brest-Litovsk treaty in 1922. He was an early endorser of the changes in Russia but acknowledged the bloody origins. He advocated the recognition of the Soviet Union, its institutions and society.
NY: Century Co., 1923. 1st Edition. Illustrated with photos, maps and one color fold-out map. Blue cloth hardcover with dull spine letters, some edge wear, but overall good. No dustjacket. A few pencil annotations and some brown spots on front free endpaper along with a gift dedication of former owner to brother in 1923. Binding sound, text clean with a couple of torn pages in the table of contents that don't affect the text. 1 copy only.