Lenin : A Revolutionary Life Hardback
Part of the Routledge Historical Biographies series
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.
Focal points of this study are:Lenin's revolutionary ascetic personalityhow he exploited culture, education and propagandahis relationship to Marxismhis changing class analysis of Russiahis 'populist' instincts. 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 316 pages, 9 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/05/2005
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780415206488