Trotsky: A Biography

Pan Macmillan, 16 abr. 2010 - 624 páginas
Revolutionary practitioner, theorist, factional chief, sparkling writer, ‘ladies’ man’ (e.g., his affair with Frieda Kahlo), icon of the Revolution, anti-Jewish Jew, philosopher of everyday life, grand seigneur of his household, father and hunted victim, Trotsky lived a brilliant life in extraordinary times. Robert Service draws on hitherto unexamined archives and on his profound understanding of Russian history to draw a portrait of the man and his legacy, revealing that though his followers have represented Trotsky as a pure revolutionary soul and a powerful intellect unjustly hounded into exile by Stalin and his henchmen. The reality is very different, as this masterful and compelling biography reveals.

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Trotsky, the real Emmanuel Goldstein, the real Snowball, has always aroused something between fascination, pity, and hero-worship from fellow travelers and sympathetic intellectuals. The idea that ... Leer reseña completa

Slander, not scholarship

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Without doubt, Leon Trotsky holds the distinction of being the most slandered individual of modern history. His leading role in the 1917 Russian Revolution made him an object of calumny for western ... Leer reseña completa

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Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People , Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia’s past and present. Married with four children, he lives in London.

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