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Life and Death of Leon Trotsky

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This book provides an invaluable picture of Leon Trotsky's intimate experience as both a leader of, and outcast exile from, the Russian Revolution. Victor Serge and Natalia Sedova's portrait brings alive in a new way Trotsky's extraordinary life.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 31st 2016 by Haymarket Books (first published January 1st 1975)
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Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant biography of Trotsky, written by his wife and one of his best friends. They give the indepth details and the feels he had, that you just won't get from other books written about him.

I love all the extremely minor details they give about his life, that I simply have not read anywhere else. They really fill in the gaps between the big historical events nicely.

I would highly recommend this book to people interested in Trotsky.
Ellie
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok so research wise, this book deserves five stars. It's broken down into subsections and it's a primary source, so basically a gold mine. As far as the time period, it's easy to understand. However, from a literary perspective I could barely keep up with the names- I would only recommend this book if you are well versed with the Russian Revolution. To be fair, I actually did not fully read the ending just because it had no prevalence to my research. Yet, that being said the content I did mark u ...more
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Victor Lvovich Kibalchich (В.Л. Кибальчич) was born in exile in 1890 and died in exile in 1947. He is better known as Victor Serge, a Russian revolutionary and Francophone writer. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919, and later worked for the newly founded Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator. He was openly critical o ...more