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A Biography

Robert Service



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01 June 2010
Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Marxism & Communism
Revolutionary practitioner, theorist, factional chief, sparkling writer, ladies man (e.g., his affair with Frieda Kahlo), icon of the Revolution, anti-Jewish Jew, philosopher of everyday life, grand seigneur of his household, father and hunted victim, Trotsky lived a brilliant life in extraordinary times. Robert Service draws on hitherto unexamined archives and on his profound understanding of Russian history to draw a portrait of the man and his legacy, revealing that though his followers have represented Trotsky as a pure revolutionary soul and a powerful intellect unjustly hounded into exile by Stalin and his henchmen, the reality is very different, as this masterful and compelling biography reveals.
By:   Robert Service
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   448g
ISBN:   9780330439695
ISBN 10:   0330439693
Pages:   624
Publication Date:   01 June 2010
Recommended Age:   16
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People , Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. Married with four children, he lives in London.

  • Winner of Duff Cooper Prize 2010 (UK)

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