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Lenin By Robert Service

Lenin
by Robert Service

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The first expert biography of Lenin the man, rather than Lenin the political icon - 'a splendid book' says the Sunday Telegraph.
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Lenin: A Biography by Robert Service

Lenin is a colossal figure whose influence on twentieth-century history cannot be underestimated. Robert Service has written a calmly authoritative biography on this seemingly unknowable figure. Making use of recently opened archives, he has been able to piece together the private as well as the public life, giving the first complete picture of Lenin.

This biography simultaneously provides an account of one of the greatest turning points in modern history. Through the prism of Lenin's career, Service examines events such as the October Revolution and the ideas of Marxism-Leninism, the one-party state, economic modernisation, dictatorship, and the politics of inter-war Europe. In discovering the origins of the USSR, he casts light on the nature of the state and society which Lenin left behind and which have not entirely disappeared after the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991.

'Immensely scholarly but also vivid and readable. This is a splendid book, much the best that I have ever read about Lenin ...I was overwhelmed by the power and vividness of this portrait.' Dominic Lieven, Sunday Telegraph

'He has managed skilfully to depict the surreal life of an obsessive, brilliant and stubborn individual' Guardian

'Lenin's life was politics, but Service has succeeded in keeping Lenin the man in focus throughout . . . This book deserves a place among the best studies of one of the most fascinating figures in modern history' Harold Shukman, The Times

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'Immensely scholarly but also vivid and readable. This is a splendid book, much the best that I have ever read about Lenin...I was overwhelmed by the power and vividness of this portrait.' Dominic Lieven, Sunday Telegraph; 'He has managed skilfully to depict the surreal life of an obsessive, brilliant and stubborn individual' Guardian; 'Lenin's life was politics, but Service has succeeded in keeping Lenin the man in focus throughout... This book deserves a place among the best studies of one of the most fascinating figures in modern history' Harold Shukman, The Times

About Robert Service


Robert Service is the author of the trilogy Lenin: A Political Life and A History of Twentieth Century Russia, as well as other books on Russian history

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GOR001412990
Lenin: A Biography by Robert Service
Robert Service
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-03-08
592
0330491393
9780330491396
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