History of the Russian Revolution
ISBN10: 1931859450 ISBN13: 9781931859455 Contributors: Eastman, Max (Translator) Publisher: Haymarket Books Published: Jul 21 2008 Pages: 969 Weight: 1.96lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
"During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy. Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm. They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders were still under indictment for state treason when they came to power. You will not find another such sharp turn in history especially if you remember that it involves a nation of 150 million people. It is clear that the events of 1917, whatever you think of them, deserve study."
--Leon Trotsky, from History of the Russian Revolution
--C. L. R. James Justly celebrated as a towering, vivid, historically vital work."
--China Mi ville, October "In Trotsky all passions were aroused, but his thought remained calm and his vision clear.... His involvement in the struggle, far from blurring his sight, sharpens it.... The History is his crowning work, both in scale and power and as the fullest expression of his ideas on revolution. As an account of a revolution, given by one of its chief actors, it stands unique in world literature."