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Book Trotsky

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bertrand M. Patenaude
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-09-14
  • ISBN : 0060820691
  • Pages : 387 pages

Download or read book Trotsky written by Bertrand M. Patenaude and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-09-14 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much passion, controversy, and curiosity as Leon Trotsky. His role in history—his epic rise and fall, his fiery persona, his violent end in Mexico in August 1940—holds a fascination that transcends the history of the Russian Revolution. Bertrand M. Patenaude masterfully interweaves the story of Trotsky’s final years with flashbacks to pivotal episodes in his career as a young Marxist, revolutionary hero, Red Army chief, Bolshevik leader, outcast from Stalin’s USSR, and ultimately heretic of the Kremlin, targeted for assassination by its secret police. Gripping, tragic, and based on extensive firsthand research, Trotsky brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of history’s most captivating and important figures.

Book Trotsky and the Russian Revolution

Download or read book Trotsky and the Russian Revolution written by Geoffrey Swain and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-24 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Supporters of Stalin saw Trotsky as a traitor and renegade. Trotsky’s own supporters saw him as the only true Leninist. In Trotsky and the Russian Revolution, Geoffrey Swain restores Trotsky to his real and central role in the Russian Revolution. In this succinct and comprehensive study, Swain contests that: In the years between 1903 and 1917, it was the ideas of Trotsky, rather than Lenin, which shaped the nascent Bolshevik Party and prepared it for the overthrow of the Tsar. During the autumn of 1917 workers supported Trotsky’s idea of an insurrection carried out by the soviet, rather than Lenin’s demand for a party orchestrated coup d’etat. During the Russian Civil War, Trotsky persuaded a sceptical Lenin that the only way to victory was through the employment of officers trained in the Tsar’s army. As well as examining Trotsky’s critique of Stalin’s Russia in the 1930s, this seminar reader probes deeper to explore the ideas which drove Trotsky forward during his years of influence over Russia’s revolutionary politics, exploring such key concepts as how to construct a revolutionary party, how to stage a successful insurrection, how to fight a revolutionary war, and how to build a socialist state.

Book Leon Trotsky

Download or read book Leon Trotsky written by Paul Le Blanc and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2015-04-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are few more divisive names in history than the Soviet communist Leon Trotsky. To some, he was a betrayer, a hypocrite, and a totalitarian, and yet to many others he was a revolutionary of high esteem, who battled an outdated, oppressive dynasty and helped to usher in a new political era, and whose name became a political moniker: trotskyist. Whether colored by disdain or admiration, one thing is certain: Trotsky was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century. In Leon Trotsky, Paul Le Blanc delves deep into Trotsky’s life and relationships to reveal and make sense of his complex character and decisive actions. Interweaving dramatic historical events with examinations of Trotsky’s multi-faceted personality, he offers incisive views of the key facets of Trotsky’s life: his involvement with Soviet bureaucracy, the Spanish Civil War, and the rise of Hitler in the years before World War II. Illuminating Trotsky’s personal and political struggles and achievements, this balanced portrait will be invaluable to history students or anyone interested in the extraordinary lives that made up the twentieth century.

Book Trotsky   s Challenge

Download or read book Trotsky s Challenge written by Frederick Corney and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-11-24 with total page 854 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Trotsky’s Challenge: The ‘Literary Discussion’ of 1924 and the Fight for the Bolshevik Revolution, Corney has translated, annotated, and introduced the major contributions to the infamous Soviet polemic of 1924 triggered by The Lessons of October, his controversial analysis of the revolution.

Book World War I  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes

Download or read book World War I The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 2307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes

Book Trotsky

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bertrand M. Patenaude
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • ISBN : 0061938432
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read book Trotsky written by Bertrand M. Patenaude and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, Stanford University lecturer Bertrand M. Patenaude tells the dramatic story of Leon Trotsky's final years in exile in Mexico. Shedding new light on Trotsky’s tumultuous friendship with painter Diego Rivera, his affair with Rivera’s wife Frida Kahlo, and his torment as his family and comrades become victims of the Great Terror, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of history’s most famous yet elusive figures.

Book The Russian Revolution

Download or read book The Russian Revolution written by Russell Trenton and published by Encyclopaedia Britannica. This book was released on 2015-07-15 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This gripping historical narrative relates the circumstances that led to the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian aristocracy, the heartrending struggles of the peasants, the violence and bloodshed of the revolution, and the rise of the new social order and its far-reaching consequences that continue to be felt in Russia today. In addition to the causes of the Russian revolution and the events that led to civil war, the narrative delves into the mindset of the Bolshevik leadership and recounts the profound transformation and industrialization of the economy in the Soviet era.

Book Come the Revolution

Download or read book Come the Revolution written by Alex Mitchell and published by UNSW Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many know Alex Mitchell as a political journalist. Few know that he was also a revolutionary. This revealing memoir is a rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, unionists and revolutionaries, crooked cops and corrupt politicians, spies and dictators; made real by the struggles of ordinary working people.

Book The Russian Revolution  1917 1945

Download or read book The Russian Revolution 1917 1945 written by Anthony D'Agostino and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the demise of Communism and the recognized horrors of the Stalin regime, many Russians are no longer embarrassed by the memory of the Stalin years. Instead, they find the Soviet dictator representative of Russian greatness and an inspiration in their attempt to overcome what Vladimir Putin has called "the greatest geopolitical disaster in history"---the partition of the Soviet Union. For students and scholars of the Russian Revolution, there are pivotal questions that merit careful, comprehensive consideration: Why did the Tsarist regime unravel in revolution? Why did the Bolsheviks come to power rather than some other party? How did Stalin---rather than a more popular and respected leader---win the mantle of Lenin and gain leadership of the ruling party? How should Stalin's regime be Judged by subsequent generations of Russians, and in the context of world history? In The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino offers a fresh and concise review of all these questions. The book explores topics including the modernization of the Tsarist Russian state, the crisis of the World War I years, the revolutionary project of Soviet Communism, the nationalist transformation of Soviet Communism under International pressures, the "Big Drive" to modernize Russia by force, and the external threat of fascism.

Book Trotsky in Norway

    Book Details:
  • Author : Oddvar Hoidal
  • Publisher : Northern Illinois University Press
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 1501758063
  • Pages : 429 pages

Download or read book Trotsky in Norway written by Oddvar Hoidal and published by Northern Illinois University Press. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Download or read book The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico written by Stephanie J. Smith and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and intellectuals, some of them professed Communists, sought free expression in matters both artistic and political, Smith reveals how they simultaneously learned the fine art of negotiation with the increasingly authoritarian government in order to secure clout and financial patronage. But the government, Smith shows, also had reason to accommodate artists, and a surprising and volatile interdependence grew between the artists and the politicians. Involving well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as some less well known, including Tina Modotti, Leopoldo Mendez, and Aurora Reyes, politicians began to appropriate the artists' nationalistic visual images as weapons in a national propaganda war. High-stakes negotiating and co-opting took place between the two camps as they sparred over the production of generally accepted notions and representations of the revolution's legacy—and what it meant to be authentically Mexican.

Book The Assassination of Europe  1918 1942

Download or read book The Assassination of Europe 1918 1942 written by Howard M. Sachar and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look at how the political assassinations that occurred in Europe between 1918 and 1939 shaped the history and politics of the continent.

Book The Cambridge History of Communism  Volume 1  World Revolution and Socialism in One Country 1917   1941

Download or read book The Cambridge History of Communism Volume 1 World Revolution and Socialism in One Country 1917 1941 written by Silvio Pons and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 1069 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first volume of The Cambridge History of Communism deals with the tumultuous events from 1917 to the Second World War, such as the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the revolutionary turmoil in post-World War I Europe, and the Spanish Civil War. Leading experts analyse the ideological roots of communism, historical personalities such as Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky and the development of the Communist movement on a world scale against this backdrop of conflict that defined the period. It addresses the making of Soviet institutions, economy, and society while also looking at mass violence and relations between the state, workers, and peasants. It introduces crucial communist experiences in Germany, China, and Central Asia. At the same time, it also explores international and transnational communist practices concerning key issues such as gender, subjectivity, generations, intellectuals, nationalism, and the cult of personality.

Book The Rebel Scribe

Download or read book The Rebel Scribe written by Christopher Neal and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carleton Beals was among America’s most distinctive foreign correspondents. His colorful, combatively critical reporting of U.S. intervention in Latin America had a fearless energy and authority that won him millions of readers. He interviewed the Nicaraguan rebel leader Sandino in the camp from which he fought thousands of U.S marines in 1928, covered two revolutions in Cuba (1933 and 1959), and interpreted the Mexican Revolution for American readers. Beals’s dispatches and features appeared regularly in the Nation, New Republic, Current History and the Progressive, and often in the New York Times. Time magazine called him “the best informed and the most awkward living writer on Latin America.” Forty books, including chronicles, political analysis and novels, drawn mostly from his travels and wide-ranging contacts in what he called “America South” made that characterization apt. But Beals was also an eyewitness reporter on Mussolini’s rise in Italy. He wrote on U.S. topics too, such as Louisiana’s Huey Long, and the environmental damage and rural migration in the 1930s caused by emerging agri-business in America’s South and West. Many of his books were best-sellers, their evidence-based assessments earning at least grudging respect even among those who took issue with his indictments of U.S. economic and government elites. At once biography and analytical history, The Rebel Scribe tells the story of a fiercely independent non-conformist. It probes Beals’s interactions with political leaders, democrats, demagogues, populists and revolutionaries, and reveals how his ability to immerse himself in their societies gave his accounts a palpable authenticity and, time has shown, a prescience that is almost prophetic. Christopher Neal’s layered narrative traces how Beals identified patterns of political behavior and concepts that later became fully-fledged schools of thought, such as the idea of a Third World, dependency theory, U.S. neo-imperialism, and aspects of critical theory. His story sheds light on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy and intervention, from Mexico and Nicaragua in the 1920s, to Cuba and Vietnam in the 1960s. It reveals the fraught trail that faced—and still faces—contrarian journalists who challenge conventional assumptions, while also showing how probing journalism drives change.

Book World War I  The Essential Reference Guide

Download or read book World War I The Essential Reference Guide written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-05-16 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its authoritative reference entries, multiple introductory and perspective essays, primary source documents, detailed chronology, and bibliography, this single-volume reference provides all the key information readers need to understand this monumental conflict. • Includes perspective essays on such widely debated topics as what was the primary cause of World War I and whether the conflict made World War II inevitable • Supplies important primary source documents—such as the Balfour Declaration and the Zimmermann Telegram—that serve to put historical events into clearer context for students • Provides essential reference material for students, including entries on all the key events, people, and organizations, as well as a detailed chronology, key images, and maps

Book Russian Revolution of 1917  The Essential Reference Guide

Download or read book Russian Revolution of 1917 The Essential Reference Guide written by Sean N. Kalic and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining reference entries and examination of primary documents from the Russian Revolution, this book gives students a better understanding of how and why political forces fought to reshape the Russian empire 100 years ago—and provides keen insights into the Soviet Union that resulted. • Provides a detailed history of the Russian Revolution, addressing events from the abdication of Czar Nicholas II to the Bolshevik Revolution • Gives readers a more complete understanding of how the Bolsheviks fought during the Civil War to maintain and solidify the success of their revolution • Includes a substantial collection of primary documents that offers keen insights into what key actors thought and how these individuals behaved during the historical period

Book The Russian Revolution

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sean McMeekin
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2017-06-01
  • ISBN : 178283379X
  • Pages : 446 pages

Download or read book The Russian Revolution written by Sean McMeekin and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the turn of the century, the Russian economy was growing by about 10% annually and its population had reached 150 million. By 1920 the country was in desperate financial straits and more than 20 million Russians had died. And by 1950, a third of the globe had embraced communism. The triumph of Communism sets a profound puzzle. How did the Bolsheviks win power and then cling to it amid the chaos they had created? Traditional histories remain a captive to Marxist ideas about class struggle. Analysing never before used files from the Tsarist military archives, McMeekin argues that war is the answer. The revolutionaries were aided at nearly every step by Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland who sought to benefit - politically and economically - from the changes overtaking the country. To make sense of Russia's careening path the essential question is not Lenin's "who, whom?", but who benefits?