Lenin: A Biography

Pan Macmillan UK, 2002年5月2日 - 592 頁

The critically acclaimed biography of Lenin by one of the greatest Russian history experts and bestselling author of Trotsky, Stalin and Comrades.

Lenin is a colossal figure whose influence on twentieth-century history cannot be underestimated. Robert Service has written a calmly authoritative biography on this seemingly unknowable figure. Making use of recently opened archives, he has been able to piece together the private as well as the public life, giving the first complete picture of Lenin.

This biography simultaneously provides an account of one of the greatest turning points in modern history. Through the prism of Lenin's career, Service examines events such as the October Revolution and the ideas of Marxism-Leninism, the one-party state, economic modernisation, dictatorship, and the politics of inter-war Europe. In discovering the origins of the USSR, he casts light on the nature of the state and society which Lenin left behind and which have not entirely disappeared after the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991.

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Service (Trotsky: A Biography; Stalin: A Biography) here comprehensively covers Lenin's entire life, beginning with his early influences in Ulyanovsk through his end-of-life deterioration. Lenin is shown to be a brilliant, difficult, and strident person from beginning to end. 閱讀評論全文

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As with Service's biography of Stalin, this biography of Lenin is well-researched and reads very well, covering in detail his youth, rise to power, rule, death and legacy in Russian society today. Very interesting as with Service's other political biographies. 閱讀評論全文

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Robert Service is the author of the trilogy "Lenin: A Political Life" and "A History of Twentieth Century Russia", as well as other books on Russian history.