Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996.
Book — xii, 261 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Physical setting, background, and regional development
Revolution in Siberia--similarities and differences with European Russia, February to December
Early resistance to Bolshevik rule, contending White governments, and the rise of Omsk, January to July
Democratic counter-Revolution and White Union, spring to fall
Kolchak's regime in ascendancy,
1918 to spring
Kolchak's regime in decline, spring
1919 to February
Aftermath and consolidation of Soviet power, early spring
1920 to fall 1922.
Pereira argues that the White counter-revolution failed in Siberia because of the political weakness of the anti-Soviet governments vying for power in the region and especially because of their policies toward the Siberian peasantry. He highlights similarities and differences among their constitutional programs and ideologies, paying particular attention to the Kolchak government as the chief anti-Bolshevik force in the region. Through his analysis of the conflict Pereira attempts to determine whether parliamentary democracy stood any real chance under the extraordinary circumstances or whether it was, as the Bolsheviks alleged, merely window-dressing hiding the real agenda of counter-revolution by military means and restoration of the ancien regime. (source: Nielsen Book Data)