Lenin

Lenin

by Beryl Williams

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Overview

Lenin by Beryl Williams

Lenin, from the October Revolution to the U.S.S.R.

  • Lenin's life and thoughts and the importance of ideology in both.
  • The cultural revolution is examined.
  • Explores Lenin's cult and the re-evaluation of his legacy.
Beryl William's Lenin is a clear and interesting introduction to the life, ideology and impact of Lenin, one of the formative figures of he twentieth-century. Lenin provides an excellent introduction to Lenin and his role in the Russian Revolution and provides an objective account of his years in power between 1917 and 1924. The author has written in light of new documents made available since the Gorbachev era and the end of the Soviet Union. Lenin provides as up-to-date evaluation of Lenin's life and thoughts and the importance of ideology in both, the cultural revolution, Lenin's foreign policy and expansionism and Lenin's cult and the re-evaluation of his legacy that has taken place during the last decade. Lenin is a study of his life and work in the context of the period and like other titles in the Profiles in Power series, it is not a biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Lenin's career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582033313
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/14/1999
Series: Profiles in Power Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rethinking Lenin.

1. The Making of Revolutionary.

2. The Making of a Revolutionary Party.

3. The Approach to Power.

4. Power: The Commune State.

5. Power: the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

6. Rethinking the revolution.

7. A Cultural revolution.

8. Exporting the Revolution.

9. Conclusion: `Lenin Lives.'

Glossary.

Chronology.

Important Members of Lenin's Government.

Bibliographical Essay.

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