Conspirator: Lenin in Exile

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Perseus Books Group, Feb 2, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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The father of Communist Russia, Vladimir Ilych Lenin now seems to have emerged fully formed in the turbulent wake ofWorldWar I and the Russian Revolution. But Lenin’s character was in fact forged much earlier, over the course of years spent in exile, constantly on the move, and in disguise.

In Conspirator, Russian historian Helen Rappaport narrates the compelling story of Lenin’s life and political activities in the years leading up to the revolution. As he scuttled between the glittering capital cities of Europe--from London and Munich to Vienna and Prague--Lenin found support among fellow émigrés and revolutionaries in the underground movement. He came to lead a ring of conspirators, many of whom would give their lives in service to his schemes.

A riveting account of Lenin’s little-known early life, Conspirator tracks in gripping detail the formation of one of the great revolutionaries of the twentieth century.

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This is a gripping account of Lenin's life in exile spoiled only by the last chapter where the author feels it necessary to reveal her prejudices. I don't think there is enough evidence to suggest ... Read full review

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'Conspirator' has two interesting aspects: First, it's a good guide for staking out Lenin's haunts around Europe. Second, and more importantly, it shines light on the women in Lenin's life much more ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Helen Rappaport is a specialist in Russian history, as well as fluent in Russian. In 2002, she was Russian consultant to the National Theater’s Tom Stoppard trilogy, The Coast of Utopia. She has translated all seven of Chekhov’s plays and is most recently the author of The Last Days of the Romanovs. She lives in Oxford, England.

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