This photographic record forms a useful supplement to the large number of conventional studies already devoted to the life and times of Leon Trotsky. Carefully selected, the 400 photos have a cumulative, curiously affective influence; slowly one feels involuntary solidarity with Trotsky as he presides over a meeting in 1905, strikes a victory pose with Lenin in Red Square, ruminates over civil war strategy in his famous armored train, or lies dying in a Mexico City hospital (victim of Stalin's inability to accept his ``ideological deviations''). Though the text is almost telegraphic in its brevity, it does complement the photos. Strongly recommended. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt.