Lenin: A Revolutionary Life (Routledge Historical Biographies)

Lenin: A Revolutionary Life (Routledge Historical Biographies)

By: Christopher Read (author)Paperback

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From a highly distinguished author on the subject, this biography is an excellent scholarly introduction to one of the key figures of the Russian Revolution and post-Tsarist Russia. Not only does it make use of archive material made newly available in the glasnost and post-Soviet eras, it re-examines traditional sources as well, providing an original interpretation of Lenin's life and historical importance. Focal points of this study are: Lenin's revolutionary ascetic personalityhow he exploited culture, education and propagandahis relationship to Marxismhis changing class analysis of Russiahis 'populist' instincts. A prominent figure at the forefront of debates on the Russina revolution, Read makes sure that Lenin remains in his place as a highly influential and significant figure of the recent past.

About Author

Christopher Read is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Warwick. He is author of From Tsar to Soviets: The Russian People and Their Revolution, 1917-21 (1996), Culture and Power in Revolutionary Russia (1990) and The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System (2001).


Contents Introduction 1. Choosing Revolution 2. Laying the Foundations of Leninism (1896-1902) 3. Constructing Leninism 4. Imperialism, War and Revolution 5. From the Finland Station to the Winter Palace 6. From Classroom to Laboratory - Early Experiments 7. Revolutionary War 8. Re-evaluation, Succession and Testament Conclusion. Further Reading Timeline

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415206495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780415206495
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0415206499

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