Lenin: The Practice and Theory of Revolution

Lenin: The Practice and Theory of Revolution

by James D. White
     
 

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This political and intellectual biographical study of Lenin focuses on aspects of his thought and political activities that had a bearing on the accession of the Bolsheviks to power in Russia in 1917 and the creation of the Soviet state. The book places Lenin in the context of his times and shows his relationship to other socialist thinkers. In particular, it

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This political and intellectual biographical study of Lenin focuses on aspects of his thought and political activities that had a bearing on the accession of the Bolsheviks to power in Russia in 1917 and the creation of the Soviet state. The book places Lenin in the context of his times and shows his relationship to other socialist thinkers. In particular, it locates Lenin within the development of Marxist thought in Russia. Its historiographical chapter reveals the political factors that influenced the way biographies of Lenin were written in the Soviet Union. The book makes extensive use of first-hand materials including sources from the Russian archives.

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Because the leader of the Russian Revolution is known for the combination of what he thought and what he did, White (Russian and East European history, U. of Glasgow) departs from earlier studies by considering them together. He tackles the question of whether Lenin was, as he claimed, a faithful follower of Marx, or diverged from his ideas in substantial ways. He also places him in the history of the revolution, and explores the various political influences that have had an impact on the presentation of his biography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333721575
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
European History in Perspective
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.59(d)

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