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The Resource Trotsky : a biography, Robert Service

Trotsky : a biography, Robert Service

Label
Trotsky : a biography
Title
Trotsky
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Robert Service
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Trotsky is perhaps the most intriguing and, given his prominence, the most understudied of the Soviet revolutionaries. Using new archival sources, Robert Service offers new insights. He discusses Trotsky's fractious relations with the leaders he was trying to unify; his attempt to disguise his political closeness to Stalin; and his role in the early 1920s as the progenitor of political and cultural Stalinism. Trotsky evinced a surprisingly glacial and schematic approach to making revolution. Service recounts Trotsky's role in the botched German revolution of 1923; his willingness to subject Europe to a Red Army invasion in the 1920s; and his assumption that peasants could easily be pushed onto collective farms. Although Trotsky's followers clung to the stubborn view of him as a pure revolutionary and a powerful intellect unjustly hounded into exile by Stalin, the reality is very different.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
341074
Cataloging source
OCoLC
Dewey number
947.0841
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Trotsky : a biography, Robert Service
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 600 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781405053464
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781405053464
  • (OCoLC)427611179
Label
Trotsky : a biography, Robert Service
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 600 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781405053464
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781405053464
  • (OCoLC)427611179

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