Trotsky

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Haus Publishing, 2004 - 180 páginas
Short biography of the founder of the Red Army later out-manoeuvered by Stalin. Leon Trotsky became the leading spokesman of Russian Revolution, and was the founder of the victorious Red Army of 1918-1921, and did more than anyone to create the early soviet state.Yet Trotsky was out-manoeuvred by Stalin in the struggle to succeed Lenin. In the years followed, he developed the firts systematic critique of Stalin's dictatorship. In 1929, he and his wife were forced out of Russia, moving from Turkey to France, and finally to Mexico, where he was brutally assassinated by a Spanish communist in 1940.
 

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A quick read. A comprehensive read, as well. This book is political biography of Lev Davidovich Bronstein who changed his name to Leon Trotsky while fleeing imprisonment. Dave Renton evaluates the ... Leer reseña completa

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Introduction
1
The Pen 18991903
25
The Dress Rehearsal 19041916
39
The Revolution Made 1917
59
The Sword 19171921
76
The Pockmarked Rival 19211922
89
A Tactic for Movement 19291933
112
Mexico 19371940
137
Chronology
152
Picture Sources
168
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Dave Renton is a Senior Research Fellow in History at Sunderland University. He specialises in the history of fascism and communism. His other works include CLR James: Cricket's Philosopher King.

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