Kronstadt 1921 - Paul Avrich

Kronstadt poster
Kronstadt poster

A detailed book-length history of the Kronstadt uprising of workers and sailors against the burgeoning Bolshevik dictatorship during the Russian revolution.

Submitted by adri on July 31, 2017

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adri

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by adri on July 31, 2017

I have better-quality scans, but the file sizes exceed the upload limit, and I didn't really want to split it in two parts. Feel free to replace it with something better; I searched but couldn't find any pre-existing pdf/ebook versions that didn't cost something.

Steven.

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on July 31, 2017

That's brilliant, thanks! Have you tried running the better quality scans through a PDF compressor? https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

adri

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by adri on August 1, 2017

Steven.

That's brilliant, thanks! Have you tried running the better quality scans through a PDF compressor? https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

Yes I have, this is the best quality-size balance I could get unfortunately.

muzhika

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by muzhika on August 3, 2017

Then why not mirror the file elsewhere and post links here?

E.g. admin: possible spam removed

adri

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by adri on August 3, 2017

muzhika

Then why not mirror the file elsewhere and post links here?

E.g.x

Wouldn't the files hosted on another site eventually expire? Anyway, I think the current version I've up is perfectly readable.

muzhika

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by muzhika on August 4, 2017

Thanks for the spam charge, admin -- I was just offering a resource.

@zugzwang: your version is readable and I have been reading it. Which doesn't preclude that even if the yet unseen alternative files would eventually expire, they would have been well disseminated by then -- by up to 12 different hosts in any single go. Talk about being overly tech-conservative, BTW. What are we protecting against here? Conceptual competition?

adri

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by adri on August 4, 2017

muzhika

Thanks for the spam charge, admin -- I was just offering a resource.

@zugzwang: your version is readable and I have been reading it. Which doesn't preclude that even if the yet unseen alternative files would eventually expire, they would have been well disseminated by then -- by up to 12 different hosts in any single go. Talk about being overly tech-conservative, BTW. What are we protecting against here? Conceptual competition?

I don't know what being "overly tech-conservative" means, but you have the file now yourself, so feel free to upload it anywhere you'd like. I could send you the raw image scans and uncompressed pdf of those scans through message if you want, but as I said I think the current version is perfectly readable and I'm not sure if you could really improve upon it that much.

Steven.

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on August 5, 2017

muzhika sorry if you were offended, however I don't know who you are and you posted a link to an external website. This is normally what spammers do, and we get spammers constantly.

We are an online library, Z posted a text to our library, for which we are very grateful. We are not an archive of links to documents hosted elsewhere: otherwise our archive would be pointless as by now we would mostly be a huge collection of dead links to long gone external files.

muzhika

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by muzhika on August 10, 2017

@All: sorry for a late reply but some health impediments just showed up.

My remarks were made in acceptance of consensus that having files such as the following one -- where segments can be highlighted and copied -- is far more desirable than mere image scans.

http://libcom.org/history/makhnovist-movement-national-question-ukraine-1917-1921

zugzwang

I don't know what being "overly tech-conservative" means, but you have the file now yourself, so feel free to upload it anywhere you'd like. I could send you the raw image scans and uncompressed pdf of those scans through message if you want, but as I said I think the current version is perfectly readable and I'm not sure if you could really improve upon it that much.

Granted, the offered version is readable, which I have been doing, as stated. Processing of the raw files for the current versions would take long and possibly yield poor results. I'm sorry, but I labored under the impression that someone had offered a better version, which is clearly not the case -- as I see now. My apologies.

Steven.

muzhika sorry if you were offended, however I don't know who you are and you posted a link to an external website. This is normally what spammers do, and we get spammers constantly.

We are an online library, Z posted a text to our library, for which we are very grateful. We are not an archive of links to documents hosted elsewhere: otherwise our archive would be pointless as by now we would mostly be a huge collection of dead links to long gone external files.

No offense taken. I understand that perfectly.

I see your point regarding what the goal of Libcom.org is. Allow me, as a documentation professional, to supply yet another pointer in support of my take on file dissemination, even if it gets me excoriated further: lockss.org ...

adri

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by adri on August 10, 2017

muzhika

@All: sorry for a late reply but some health impediments just showed up.

My remarks were made in acceptance of consensus that having files such as the following one -- where segments can be highlighted and copied -- is far more desirable than mere image scans.

http://libcom.org/history/makhnovist-movement-national-question-ukraine-1917-1921

Yes I believe I'd have to do OCR, image-to-text recognition for that, something I haven't dabbled much in before. Typing it all out is also an option, if that's not too daunting a task, and then throwing it in a pdf or similar file. I will look more into that for any future submissions I do, as it is handier to be able to, as you say, copy and highlight text from the pdf, use the "find" feature to locate text, etc.

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL5427316M/Kronstadt_1921

This is the only other free English version around that I could find. You'd have to create an account to view it and wait your turn to "borrow" it, I believe, as it says it's "checked out" at the moment (edit: apparently I was the one "borrowing it"; I returned it so you should be able to access it now). It has a lot of pen and highlighter markings, though.

darren p

3 years ago

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Submitted by darren p on June 5, 2021

Looks like there are pdf's on Library Genesis if this one is no good.

adri

3 years ago

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Submitted by adri on June 6, 2021

edit, I see now page 8 and others are messed up. I uploaded the one from libgen.