Three who Made a Revolution: A Biographical History

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 659 pages
The lives of three men who made the Russian Revolution possible--Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin--are the focus of this biographical account of the rise of socialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bertram Wolfe, a political scientist and historian of Russia, knew Trotsky and Stalin personally, and here brings his profound insider's knowledge to bear on his subjects. Three Who Made a Revolution recounts the early lives and influences of the three leaders, and shows the development of their diverging ideologies as decades gave strength to their cause and brought Russia closer to its turning point, a revolution that would alter the course of the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Heritage
11
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
39
Life and Death of Alexander Ilyich
54
Against a Stone Wall
67
Matriculation in Marxism
80
The Common Source
99
Legal Marxism
118
The Trial of Vladimir Ilyich
337
Lenin and Stolypin
358
Arms and the Man
371
The Youth of Soso Djugashvili
399
Birthpangs of Georgian Bolshevism
418
How History is Made
437
Djugashvili Becomes a Disciple
448
Stalin and Lenin
465

Prison and Exile
127
Lenins Organization Plan
147
Lev Davidovich Bronstein
169
Lyova Becomes a Populist
180
From Populism to Marxism
201
Lenin Prepares
215
Unification Congress
230
Taken by Surprise
249
Police Socialism
265
1905 in Exile
287
1905 in the Capitals
311
Trotskys Round Trip
332
Night of Exile
475
Lenin as Philosopher
496
The Split Becomes Permanent
518
The Case of Roman Malinovsky
535
War Clouds
558
The National Question
578
The International Prepares
591
A World Ends
607
Seven Theses against War
620
On Transliteration and Pronunciation
639
Index
641
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Bertram D. Wolfe (1896-1977) is the author of The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera. He was one of the founders of the American Communist Party, and worked, after his break with Stalin in 1928, for the U. S. State Department as an expert on the Soviet Union.

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