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Trotsky By Dave Renton

Trotsky by Dave Renton

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A short biography of Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Red Army later out-manoeuvered by Stalin.

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Trotsky by Dave Renton

This is a short biography of the founder of the Red Army later out-manoeuvered by Stalin. Leon Trotsky became the leading spokesman of Russian Revolution, and was the founder of the victorious Red Army of 1918-1921, and did more than anyone to create the early soviet state. Yet Trotsky was out-manoeuvred by Stalin in the struggle to succeed Lenin. In the years followed, he developed the first systematic critique of Stalin's dictatorship. In 1929, he and his wife were forced out of Russia, moving from Turkey to France, and finally to Mexico, where he was brutally assassinated by a Spanish communist in 1940.

Trotsky Reviews

'Renton has produced a clear and informative biography of 'the man who refused to compromise, who followed the revolution to its end, who wrote and argued and never gave up', which constitutes a sympathetic but far from uncritical portrait of perhaps the most controversial left-wing figure in the history of the 20th century. In addition, the book is beautifully produced, containing dozens of photographs, and the main text is interspersed with brief 'encyclopedia' style entries on famous events, historical figures, and concepts and theories...' -- Alex Miller Greenleft

About Dave Renton

Dave Renton is a Senior Research Fellow in History at Sunderland University. He specialises in the history of fascism and communism. His other works include CLR James: Cricket's Philosopher King.

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Trotsky by Dave Renton
Used - Very Good
Haus Publishing
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