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    There was a random psychoanalytical paragraph But overall it was informative The pre revolutionary life of Lenin was sparse


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    Balanced reasonable biography


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    A “nobleman by birth” young Lenin was an introvert and a prize pupil with laser like concentration He set himself upon a revolutionary path after his older brother was executed by the Tsarist regime for his own revolutionary aims He became an atheist and with Marx as his lodestone a strict interpretation of socialism became his driving force After obtaining a law degree he was banished to Siberia for a few productive years before moving to Europe where he lived a bourgeoisie life working essentially as a pamphleteer and professional revolutionary supported by family money and donations from wealthy socialists like Maxim Gorky He and his wife Krupskaya even employed housekeepers but that’s not to say Lenin didn’t work hard His commitment to Marxism was evangelical and he toiled tirelessly in its service mostly through writing and lecturing like a professor which is essentially what he was at the time To call his writing voluminous would be understatement and he must have written and published than any other head of state in world history But he never worked with hammer or sickle nor did he ever throw a rock or take a bruise from a Billy club The Russian Revolution was than half over before Lenin returned from his long European residence but he was given a hero’s welcome and he and his Bolsheviks rose uickly to power Then came the Red Terror and Lenin is revealed as ice cold to human suffering and ruthlessly brutal When it came to wealthy peasants priests and landowners Lenin could be downright bloodthirsty as documented in his own written orders of mass murder of these groups Indeed Lenin was fairly open and honest about inflicting atrocity and it became part of the socialist playbook Stalin was certainly worse but as the author makes clear Lenin paved the way Lenin was shot in an assassination attempt by a woman a fellow socialist who opposed his non representative dictatorship He survived but was plagued with ill health from then on He was already a cult of personality before he died but with death came a mystiue and legend that would span the globe for generations He boasts a long line of disciples including a legion of contemporary Marxist professors Since a biography of Lenin must also be a summary of the Russian Revolution authors who tackle the subject have their work cut out for them Clark does an admirable job condensing some very dense history into a manageable package and he isolates and expands on the ualities that made Lenin successful


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S of the Bolshevik revolution and sustain it against incredible odds In LENIN Clark traces his subject's obscure beginnings his politicization his life in exile Until now little attention has been paid to Lenin's private life the Lenin who appreciated a night at the Folies Bergère and the roistering of a Swiss carnival a gap that Clark has filled with this book The early cloak and dagger years the narrow escapes the ludicious disguises the infamous journey across Germany in the sealed train are compelling stories but eually gripping is the account of Lenin's later years when his remarkable vigor leached away by chronic insomnia and piercing headaches he struggled to thwart the ominous power plays of Jo Kitty Princess and the Newspaper Dress revolution and sustain it against incredible odds In LENIN Clark traces his subject's obscure beginnings his politicization his life in exile Until now little attention has been paid to Lenin's private life the Lenin who appreciated a night at the Folies Bergère and the Let God Guide You Daily roistering of a Swiss carnival a gap that Clark has filled with this book The early cloak and dagger years the narrow escapes the ludicious disguises the infamous journey across Germany in the sealed train are compelling stories but eually gripping is the account of Lenin's later years when his The Art of the Hustle remarkable vigor leached away by chronic insomnia and piercing headaches he struggled to thwart the ominous power plays of Jo

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Seph StalinThe attempts by the Western allies during and after World War I to come to grips with the new Soviet regime make fascinating reading as do Bertrand Russell's recorded impressions of private conversations with both Lenin and Trotsky Portraits of Stalin Trotsky Maxim Gorky and others further enrich this account of one of the most fascinating and portentous periods in modern historyBorn in London the late Ronald W Clark was a WWII war correspondent; he landed in France on D Day and later covered the Nuremberg trials His other books include widely acclaimed biographies of Einstein Freud Darwin Bertrand Russell and Benjamin FranklinTaken from the inside jacket material of the First US Edition 1988 Skin Privilege (Grant County, regime make fascinating Devoted, Deadly reading as do Bertrand Russell's Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy recorded impressions of private conversations with both Lenin and Trotsky Portraits of Stalin Trotsky Maxim Gorky and others further enrich this account of one of the most fascinating and portentous periods in modern historyBorn in London the late Ronald W Clark was a WWII war correspondent; he landed in France on D Day and later covered the Nuremberg trials His other books include widely acclaimed biographies of Einstein Freud Darwin Bertrand Russell and Benjamin FranklinTaken from the inside jacket material of the First US Edition 1988

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In the first full length biography since Robert Payne's twenty years ago the distinguished biographer Ronald W Clark has delved into a massive and complex historical record to shape a highly readable account of one of the most charismatic and powerful figures of this centuryIn the absence of Lenin's leadership the 1917 revolution in Russia probably would have failed What emerges in Clark's portrait is not just Lenin's uncanny and ruthless singlemindedness in pursuit of the goals of Marxism but also his extraordinary appetite for work a tireless energy that far outpaced the capacities of his comrades; and his intuitive genius for politics and organization skills that enabled him to orchestrate the succes