History of the Russian Revolution




      History of the Russian Revolution
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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  • 1040 pages
  • History of the Russian Revolution
  • Leon Trotsky
  • English
  • 05 April 2019
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10 thoughts on “ History of the Russian Revolution

  1. Edward says:

    A Note About the AuthorPreface History of the Russian Revolution Volume One The Overthrow of Tsarism Chronological Table for Volume OneAppendix IAppendix IIAppendix III Introduction to Volumes Two and Three History of the Russian Revolution Volume Two The Attempted Counterrevolution History of the Russian Revolution Volume Three The Triumph of...

  2. Leah says:

    All Power to the Soviets Written in three parts some years after the Revolution of 1917, Trotsky sets out to give a detailed history of the events of that year, combined with his analysis of what led to Russia being ripe for revolution at that moment in time He admits to his own bias, but claims that he has rigorously fact checked, including only what can be verified i...

  3. Steve says:

    I feel like I just hiked a barren mountain in a cold rain, alone what a tug, this book I sure hope Trotsky was a better revolutionary than an author Given how his life ended that may be a toss up What did I learn from Leon I learned the Russian revolution was pure chaos In the end, whoever aggregated the most rifles, machine guns, ard cars, soldiers, and, oddly, bicycles prevailed, in this case, the Bolsheviks It s interesting that given Russia s large land mass, the defining I feel like I just hiked a barren mountain in a cold rain, alone what a tug, this book I sure hope Trotsky was a better revolutionary than an author Given how his life ended that may be a toss up What did I learn from Leon I learned the Russian revolution was pure chaos In the end, whoever aggregated the most rifles, machine guns, ard cars, soldiers, and, oddly, bicycles prevailed, in this case, the Bolsheviks It s interesting that given Russia s large land mass, the defining historical events were limited to Petrograd, and, to a lesser extent, Moscow.Did the Tsar and the landed aristocracy deserve their fates Given their unwillingness to come to terms with the profound economic and social distortions in Russian life, it s hard to rouse much sympathy for them The pressures building among the masses could, with a modest amount of enlightenment, have probably been vented Entrance into war, of course, provided an accelerant Putting guns into the hands of large numbers of the disaffected is, I suppose, a rea...

  4. Erik Graff says:

    I read two adbridgements of major books as an adolescent One was Gibbon s Decline and Fall, the other Trotsky s History Years later I reread the complete Decline, but have yet to do the History Additionally, as an even younger person, I even read condensed works of fiction usually from Readers Digests books which Nanny, our paternal grandmother, had around her cottage in Michigan.All of this is mentioned as a kind of confession I would never do such a thing today Indeed, by college, I I read two adbridgements of major books as an adolescent One was Gibbon s Decline and Fall, the other Trotsky s History Years later I reread the complete Decline, but have yet to do the History Add...

  5. Feliks says:

    A phenomenal work of historical and political writing Every bit as good as its reputation suggests I m chagrined I ve been so delinquent in arriving at this title Now that I m in it I am loving the experience Superbly written arcing i...

  6. Jape says:

    OK I really likes this book The modestly told tale of Trotsky s personal life is beautifully woven with the monumental tale of the crisis of capital, war and the class struggle The will of millions, the reviled heroes and honored betrayers all are summed up calmly and masterfully...

  7. Chronics says:

    Trotsky s book is divided into 3 volumes, The Overthrow of Tsarism, the History of the Russian Revolution and the Triumph of the Soviets The first volume primarily looks at Russia under Tsarism, the February Revolution, the Provisional Government and the initial formulation of a new strategy upon the arrival of Lenin back to Russia Volume Two is focused on the events between the February and October Revolutions, ranging from the Counter Revolutionary conspiracies to the ups and downs in the Trotsky s book is divided into 3 volumes, The Overthrow of Tsarism, the History of the Russian Revolution and the Triumph of the Soviets The first volume primarily looks at Russia under Tsarism, the February Revolution, the Provisional Government and the initial formulation of a new strategy upon the arrival of Lenin back to Russia Volume Two is focused on the events between the February and October Revolutions, ranging from the Counter Revolutionary conspiracies to the ups and downs in the confidence of the masses towards the government and other political parties Volume Three covers the culmination of the two previous volumes in the October Revolution, delving at depth into the decision making processes in the moments before the revolution, durin...

  8. Chris says:

    Let s get this out of the way yes, Trotsky s history is self serving, both as a defense of the October Revolution and as a prop for Trotsky s own status as a revolutionary.But this gets five stars for a number of reasons, first and foremost because Trotsky writes a gripping narrative that delves deep into the sociology that underpins 1917 But the real treasure in this read is the historical significance has any other prime mover of such a massive historical event written an analytical Let s get this out of the way yes, Trotsky s history is self serving, both as a defense of the October Revolution and as a prop for Trotsky s own status as a revolutionary.But this gets five stars for a number of reasons, first and foremost because Trotsky writes a gripping narrative that delves deep into the sociology that underpins 1917 But the real treasure in this read is the historical significance has any other prime mover of such a massive historical event written an analytical history of that event Other than memoirs, to my knowledge nothing else comes close.Trotsky s greatest strength as an analyst is his understanding of the sociology of pre revolutionary Russia and the social forces which propelled the revolution forward His weakness and the weakness of Bolshevism in general is his blind faith in the science of history and revolution, that a scientific view of history and application of revolutionary...

  9. Mark Dickman says:

    Trotsky s masterpiece and not only the greatest work of history, but a great work of literature Aristotle, in the Poetics, said a gift for metaphor is the surest sign of literary genius And Trotsky s gift for metaphor is second only to the likes of Shakespeare, Homer and Milton.

  10. Aubeen Lopez says:

    An unsurpassed contribution to history of the Russian Revolution in particular and to the Marxist analysis of history in general The best book I ever read

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