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From a highly distinguished author on the subject, this biography is an excellent scholarly introduction to one of the key figures of the Russian Revolution and post-Tsarist Russia. Not only does it make use of archive material made newly available in the glasnost and post-Soviet eras, it re-examines traditional sources as well, providing an original interpretation of Lenin's life and historical importance.
Focal points of this study are:
A prominent figure at the forefront of debates on the Russina revolution, Read makes sure that Lenin remains in his place as a highly influential and significant figure of the recent past.
|2||Laying the foundations of Leninism (1896-1902)||29|
|4||Imperialism, war and revolution||106|
|5||From the Finland station to the winter palace||142|
|6||From classroom to laboratory - early experiments||184|
|8||Re-evaluation, succession and testament||256|
|Conclusion : Lenin lived! Lenin lives! Lenin will live forever!||283|