Lenin the Dictator

Lenin the Dictator n Shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography nVictor Sebestyen s intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century In Russia to this day Lenin inspires adulation Everywhere, he con

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history How did this unimaginable transformation take place How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked

Lenin on the Train

Lenin on the Train A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia s greatest revolutionary was taken in a sealed train across Europe and changed the history of the worldBy 1917 the European war seemed to be endless Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929-1941

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929-1941 Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler s Germany that is the signal event of modern world history n nWhen we left Stalin at the end of Stalin Paradoxes of Power

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution Born in 1910 to a poor, Jewish family outside of Kiev, Lola lived through the Bolshevik revolution, a horrifying civil war, Stalinist purges, and the Holocaust She taught herself to read, and supported her extended family working as a secretary for the notorious NKVD which became the KGB and late