This volume, originally published in 1918, discusses the events which gave rise to the Russian Revolution and finally resulted in Russia's political, economic and military collapse. In order to fully understand the events, the author places them against their social and political background, discussing the historical influences which affected social conditions and the state of affairs which existed in Court, military and Government circles, as well as in the different classes of the population before and during the war.
1. A Short Sketch of Russia's Historical Development 2. The Old Régime 3. 1905 4. The Army 5. Russia and the War 6. The Officers 7. The Development of the War 8. Rasputin and the Ministers 9. The Strain of the War and Food Shortage 10. The Struggle Between Government and Duma 11. The Revolution 12. The Effect of the Revolution on the Army 13. Anarchy 14. Kerensky and Korniloff 15. The Tsar As Prisoner 16. The Bolsheviks