David's Reviews > Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe

Warsaw 1920 by Adam Zamoyski
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May 10, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 10 to 16, 2012

This is one of those books that by its premise, and its early pages, is so downright disturbing that I had to put it down to get over the shock before coming back to it. The apologists for Lenin and Communism come off even worse (and they looked complicit in evil anyway) for this account. Forget the idea that "things only got bad under Stalin." One item that moved me greatly was the famous photo of Lenin up on a box exhorting a crowd. Although I've seen the picture many times, I never realized he was seeking volunteers to fight the recently free Poland.

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