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The Prophet: The Life of Leon Trotsky, Deutscher, Isaac

The Prophet: The Life of Leon Trotsky

Authors: Deutscher, Isaac
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: BIO010000, POL005000, HIS031000
ISBN: 9781781685624, Related ISBNs: 1781685606, 1781685622, 9781781685600, 9781781685624
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 1648
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused such intensities of fierce admiration and reactionary fear as Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. His extraordinary life and extensive writings have left an indelible mark on the revolutionary consciousness. Yet there was once a danger that his life and influence would be relegated to the footnotes of history.

Published over the course of ten years, beginning in 1954, Deutscher’s magisterial three-volume biography turned back the tide of Stalin’s propaganda, and has since been praised by everyone from Tony Blair to Graham Greene. In this definitive work, now reissued in a single volume, Trotsky’s true stature emerges as the most heroic, and ultimately tragic, character of the Russian Revolution.

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