Lenin: A Political Life : Volume 2: Worlds in Collision
In this second volume of his Lenin trilogy, Robert Service builds on the approach established in the first.
He emphasises the extraordinary circumstances in Russia and the world enabling Lenin to come to power in 1917.
He also details ways whereby Lenin led a turbulent Bolshevik party and adjusted its policies so as to gain authority in the soviets.
Lenin the crafty and pragmatic politican as well as the utopian and merciless class warrior are portrayed.
1DVUA Russia, 3JJC c 1900 - c 1914, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, JPFC Marxism & Communism