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Lenin, a political life

Author: Robert Service
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985-©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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V.1. The strengths of contradiction. v.2. Worlds in collision.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Service, Robert, 1947-
Lenin, a political life.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985-©1995
(OCoLC)637717117
Named Person: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilich Lenin; Vladimir Ilitch Lénine; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir I Lenin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Service
ISBN: 0253333245 9780253333247 0253333253 9780253333254 0253351812 9780253351814 0333293916 9780333293911 0333293924 9780333293928
OCLC Number: 11495887
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. The strengths of contradiction. Prologue : the enigma of Lenin ; Cross-currents ; Roads to freedom ; Arrivals ; Capitalism in one country ; Straightening sticks ; From this accursed distance ; Sturm und drang ; Predicting the tide ; For the good of the cause ; Doubts and certainties --
v. 2. Worlds in collision. All or nothing : 1910-1912 ; Storms before the storm : 1912-1914 ; Ad extirpanda : 1914-1915 ; War's divisions : 1915-1916 ; Unsealed messages : 1916 to April 1917 ; There is such a party! : April to July 1917 ; The fire next time : July to September 1917 ; To all the peoples : September to October 1917 ; The view from Petrograd : November to December 1917 ; The obscene peace : January to March 1918 --
v. 3. The iron ring. "Merciless retreat" ; Closing the circle ; Only one year ; And ours shall be the victory ; The tar in the honey ; Less politics! ; The rifle and sickle ; Against the wall ; Testament to a revolution ; Deaths and entrances.
Other Titles: Strengths of contradiction.
Worlds in collision.
Iron ring.
Responsibility: Robert Service.

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The final volume of Robert Service's major trilogy on Lenin's political life takes the account from the Brest-Litovsk Treaty of 1918 to the Bolshevik leader's death in 1924. The volume incorporates  Read more...

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