Three Who Made a Revolution: A Biographical History of Lenin, Trotsky and StalinPaperback
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- Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 680 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 218mm x 43mm | 1,089g
- Publication date: 1 October 2001
- Publication City/Country: Lanham
- ISBN 10: 0815411774
- ISBN 13: 9780815411772
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: 54
- Sales rank: 822,736
The lives of three men who made the Russian Revolution possible-Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin-are the focus of this biographical account of the rise of socialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bertram Wolfe, a political scientist and historian of Russia, knew Trotsky and Stalin personally, and here brings his profound insider's knowledge to bear on his subjects. Three Who Made a Revolution recounts the early lives and influences of the three leaders, and shows the development of their diverging ideologies as decades gave strength to their cause and brought Russia closer to its turning point, a revolution that would alter the course of the twentieth century.
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Bertram D. Wolfe (1896-1977) is the author of The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera. He was one of the founders of the American Communist Party, and worked, after his break with Stalin in 1928, for the U. S. State Department as an expert on the Soviet Union.
The best book in its field in any language. -- Edmund Wilson The New Yorker Clearly the best study available. -- Arthur Schlesinger Jr. The Nation Mr. Wolfe has laid bare more relevant facts and arranged them more clearly and honestly than any of his predecessors. -- Isaiah Berlin American Historical Review