Cover of: Trotsky | Robert Service

About the Book

Trotsky is perhaps the most intriguing and, given his prominence, the most understudied of the Soviet revolutionaries. Using new archival sources including family letters, party and military correspondence, confidential speeches, and medical records, Service offers new insights into Trotsky.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. 1879-1914
The family Bronstein
The schooling of Leiba
The young revolutionary
Love and prison
Siberian exile
Cutting loose
The year 1905
Trial and punishment
Again the emigrant
Special correspondent
pt. 2. 1914-1919
War on the war
Designs for revolution
Atlantic crossings
Nearly a Bolshevik
Threats and promises
Seizure of power
People's commissar
Trotsky and the Jews
Kazan and after
Almost the commander
Red victory
World revolution
pt. 3. 1920-1928
Images and the life
Peace and war
Back from the brink
Disputing about reform
The politics of illness
The Left opposition
Fighting for culture
Failing to succeed
Entourage and faction
Living with Trotsky
What Trotsky wanted
Last stand in Moscow
pt. 4. 1929-1940
Looking for revolutions
The writer
Russian connections
Europe south and north
Setting up in Mexico
The Fourth International
Trotsky and his women
"The Russian question"
Confronting the philosophers
The Second World War
The keepers and the flame.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre Biography


Dewey Decimal Class 947.084092, B
Library of Congress DK254.T6 S427 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.
Number of pages 600

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23606439M
Internet Archive trotskybiography00serv
ISBN 10 0674036158
ISBN 13 9780674036154
LC Control Number 2009025417
Goodreads 6659368

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