Lenin: A Revolutionary Life / Edition 1

Lenin: A Revolutionary Life / Edition 1

by Christopher Read
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Taylor & Francis
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Lenin: A Revolutionary Life / Edition 1

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:

  • Lenin's revolutionary ascetic personality
  • how he exploited culture, education and propaganda
  • his relationship to Marxism
  • his changing class analysis of Russia
  • his 'populist' instincts.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415206495
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/13/2005
Series: Routledge Historical Biographies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,303,704
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 1. Choosing Revolution 2. Laying the Foundations of Leninism (1896-1902) 3. Constructing Leninism 4. Imperialism, War and Revolution 5. From the Finland Station to the Winter Palace 6. From Classroom to Laboratory - Early Experiments 7. Revolutionary War 8. Re-evaluation, Succession and Testament Conclusion. Further Reading Timeline

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