Trotsky: A biography

Author(s): Robert Service


Revolutionary practitioner, theorist, factional chief, sparkling writer, 'ladies' man' (e.g., his affair with Frieda Kahlo), icon of the Revolution, anti-Jewish Jew, philosopher of everyday life, grand seigneur of his household, father and hunted victim, Trotsky lived a brilliant life in extraordinary times. Robert Service draws on hitherto unexamined archives and on his profound understanding of Russian history to draw a portrait of the man and his legacy, revealing that though his followers have represented Trotsky as a pure revolutionary soul and a powerful intellect unjustly hounded into exile by Stalin and his henchmen. The reality is very different, as this masterful and compelling biography reveals.

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Winner of Duff Cooper Prize 2010 (UK).

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People , Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. Married with four children, he lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780330439695SECA
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : April 2010
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 40mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Service
  • : Paperback
  • : Unabridged edition
  • : 947.084092
  • : 624