‘The greatest history of an event I know’ – C.L.R. James
Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, The History of the Russian Revolution offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book presents, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the profound liberating character of the early Russian Revolution.
Originally published in three parts, Trotsky’s masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It is still the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution ever published.
About the Author
Leon Trotsky (1879 – 1940) was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist who became one of the leaders of the Russian October Revolution, second only to Lenin. He was expelled from the Communist Party and deported from the Soviet Union in the 1920s, and eventually assassinated in Mexico by a Stalinist agent in 1940.
Max Eastman (1883-1969) was an American writer, editor and prominent radical. In 1922, he travelled to Russia to study the Soviet regime and witnessed the power struggles between Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin. On his return to the United States, he wrote prolifically about socialism and Stalinist Russia. His many books include Since Lenin Died (1925), Marx, Lenin and the Science of Revolution (1926), The End of Socialism in Russia (1937) and Stalin’s Russia and the Crisis in Socialism (1939).
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