Trotsky: A Biography (Unabridged edition)

Trotsky: A Biography (Unabridged edition)

By: Robert Service (author)Paperback

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Revolutionary practitioner, theorist, factional chief, sparkling writer, `ladies' man' (e.g., his affair with Frieda Kahlo), icon of the Revolution, anti-Jewish Jew, philosopher of everyday life, grand seigneur of his household, father and hunted victim, Trotsky lived a brilliant life in extraordinary times. Robert Service draws on hitherto unexamined archives and on his profound understanding of Russian history to draw a portrait of the man and his legacy, revealing that though his followers have represented Trotsky as a pure revolutionary soul and a powerful intellect unjustly hounded into exile by Stalin and his henchmen. The reality is very different, as this masterful and compelling biography reveals.

About Author

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People , Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. Married with four children, he lives in London.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780330439695
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780330439695
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 0330439693
  • edition: Unabridged edition

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