Lenin: A Revolutionary Life
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.
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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.
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1 Choosing revolution
2 Laying the foundations of Leninism 18961902
3 Constructing Leninism
4 Imperialism war and revolution
5 From the Finland station to the Winter Palace
6 From classroom to laboratory early experiments