During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders were still under indictment for state treason when they came to power You will not find another such sharp turn in history especially if you remember that it involves a nation of 150 million people It is clear that the events of 1917, whatever you think of them, deserve study Leon Trotsky, from History of the Russian RevolutionRegarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, this book offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history This book reveals, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the Russian Revolution s profoundly democratic, emancipatory character.Originally published in three parts, Trotsky s masterpiece is collected here in a single volume It serves as the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution to date T he greatest history of an event that I know C L R James In Trotsky all passions were aroused, but his thought remained calm and his vision clear His involvement in the struggle, far from blurring his sight, sharpens it The History is his crowning work, both in scale and power and as the fullest expression of his ideas on revolution As an account of a revolution, given by one of its chief actors, it stands unique in world literature Isaac Deutscher Free Download History of the Russian Revolution author Leon Trotsky For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
See also Leon Trotsky was a Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist He was one of the leaders of the Russian October Revolution, second only to Vladimir Lenin During the early days of the Soviet Union, he served first as People s Commissar for Foreign Affairs and later as the founder and commander of the Red Army and People s Commissar of War He was also among the first members of the Politburo.After leading a failed struggle of the Left Opposition against the policies and rise of Joseph Stalin in the 1920s and the increasing role of bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party and deported from the Soviet Union An early advocate of Red Army intervention against European fascism, Trotsky also opposed Stalin s peace agreements with Adolf Hitler in the 1930s As the head of the Fourth International, Trotsky continued in exile to oppose the Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, and was eventually assassinated in Mexico by Ram n Mercader, a Soviet agent Trotsky s ideas form the basis of Trotskyism, a term coined as early as 1905 by his opponents in order to separate it from Marxism Trotsky s ideas remain a major school of Marxist thought that is opposed to the theories of Stalinism He was one of the few Soviet political figures who were never rehabilitated by the Soviet administration.
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