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Lenin : a new biography

Author: Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov; Harold Shukman
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the life of the Soviet leader, uses the secret Soviet archives to reveal new information, and argues that Lenin set in motion many of the worst excesses of the state later expanded by Stalin.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Volkogonov, Dmitriĭ Antonovich.
Lenin.
New York : Free Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)621605301
Named Person: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; V I Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov; Harold Shukman
ISBN: 0029334357 9780029334355
OCLC Number: 30914989
Description: xxxix, 529 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Distant Sources: Genealogy ; Vladimir and Alexander ; The forerunners ; The discovery of Marxism ; Nadezhda Krupskaya ; Inessa Armand ; Financial secrets --
Master of the Order: Theorist of revolution ; The phenomenon of bolshevism ; Lenin and the Mensheviks ; The paradox of plekhanov ; The tragedy of Martov --
The Scar of October: Democratic February ; Parvus, Ganetsky and the 'German Key' ; Lenin and Kerensky ; The July rehearsal ; October and the 'Conspiracy of Equals' ; Commissars and the Constituent Assembly --
Priests of Terror: The anatomy of Brest-Litovsk ; White raiments ; Regicide ; Fanya Kaplan's shot ; The guillotine of terror --
Lenin's Entourage: The most capable man in the central committee ; The man with unlimited power ; The bolshevik tandem ; The party's favourite ; The Leninist politburo --
The One-Dimensional Society: The deceived vanguard ; Pleasant predators ; The tragedy of the intelligentsia ; Lenin and the church ; The prophet of Comintern --
The Mausoleum of Leninism: The regime and the illness ; The long agony ; The mummy and the embalming of ideas ; The inheritance and the heirs ; Lenin as history.
Responsibility: Dmitri Volkogonov ; translated and edited by Harold Shukman.

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Traces the life of the Soviet leader, uses the secret Soviet archives to reveal new information, and argues that Lenin set in motion many of the worst excesses of the state later expanded by Stalin.

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