Short chapters, some of only 1-2 pages, describe key figures in
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution, with a view to warning
general readers about the deceptive character of past and present
communist leaders. Sketches the lives of figures including Tolstoy,
Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, and Gorbachev, and overviews related areas
including terrorism, the environment, the American and Soviet
presses, religion, and the acquisition of Siberia by Russia.
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