Three Who Made a Revolution

Three Who Made a Revolution : A Biographical History of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 680 pages
  • 152.4 x 218.44 x 43.18mm | 1,088.62g
  • Lanham, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 54
  • 0815411774
  • 9780815411772
  • 964,341

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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
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About Bertram David Wolfe

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.
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