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The life and death of Trotsky

Author: Robert Payne
Publisher: London : W.H. Allen, 1978, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this compelling biography, Payne recreates the man whose revolutionary passion and brilliance inspired a nation of millions to rebellion, whose influence spanned continents, whose flamboyant and formiddable aura spawned Trotskyites from Petrograd to London. Payne penetrates the web of myth that for years has distorted the real Trotsky - the man of boundless contradictions. Payne reveals Trotsky's inner seeds of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leon Trotsky; Leon Trotsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Payne
ISBN: 0491023820 9780491023825
OCLC Number: 4021351
Description: viii, 498 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps (on lining papers) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Robert Payne.

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In this compelling biography, Payne recreates the man whose revolutionary passion and brilliance inspired a nation of millions to rebellion, whose influence spanned continents, whose flamboyant and formiddable aura spawned Trotskyites from Petrograd to London. Payne penetrates the web of myth that for years has distorted the real Trotsky - the man of boundless contradictions. Payne reveals Trotsky's inner seeds of self-destruction, his terrible errors, his excessive pride, his supreme contempt for others. He unravels power plays at the the highest levels of the Russian government, the immense struggle between Stalin and Trotsky, the twisted path of international intrigue the led to Trotsky's political downfall and, ultimately, his death at the hands of a mysterious assassin.

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