Lenin: A Revolutionary Life (Routledge Historical Biographies)

Lenin: A Revolutionary Life (Routledge Historical Biographies)

Christopher Read


From a hugely distinctive writer at the topic, this biography is a superb scholarly advent to 1 of the main figures of the Russian Revolution and post-Tsarist Russia. not just does it utilize archive fabric made newly on hand within the glasnost and post-Soviet eras, it re-examines conventional resources besides, supplying an unique interpretation of Lenin's lifestyles and old significance.

Focal issues of this research are:

  • Lenin's innovative ascetic personality
  • how he exploited tradition, schooling and propaganda
  • his courting to Marxism
  • his altering category research of Russia
  • his 'populist' instincts.

A sought after determine on the leading edge of debates at the Russina revolution, learn makes certain that Lenin is still in his position as a hugely influential and important determine of the hot past.

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