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Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror / Victor Sebestyen.

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Covington Branch B L5668s 2017 (Text) 33126022267177 New Adult Biography Checked out 03/06/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781101871638
  • ISBN: 1101871636
  • Physical Description: xix, 569 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2017.

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General Note:
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London, a Hachette UK company, in 2017"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-547) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The coup d'état -- A nest of gentlefolk -- A childhood idyll -- The hanged man -- The police state -- A revolutionary education -- Vladimir Ilyich--attorney at law -- Nadya--a Marxist courtship -- Language, truth and logic -- Foreign parts -- Prison and Siberia -- Lenin is born -- Underground lives -- England, their England -- What is to be done? -- The great schism--Bolsheviks and Mensheviks -- Peaks and troughs -- An autocracy without an autocrat -- Back home -- "Expropriate the expropriators" -- Geneva--"an awful hole" -- Inessa--Lenin in love -- Betrayals -- A love triangle--two into three will go -- Catastrophe--the world at war -- In the wilderness -- The last exile -- Revolution--part one -- The sealed train -- To the Finland station -- The interregnum -- "Peace, land and bread" -- The spoils of war -- A desperate gamble -- The July days -- On the run -- Revolution--part two -- Power--at last -- The man in charge -- The sword and shield -- War and peace -- The one-party state -- The battle for grain -- Regicide -- The assassins' bullets -- The simple life -- Reds and whites -- Funeral in Moscow -- The "Internationale" -- Rebels at sea and on land -- Intimations of mortality -- Revolution--again -- The last battle -- "An explosion of noise" -- Lenin lives.
Summary, etc.:
"Drawing on new research, including the diaries, memoirs, and personal letters of both Lenin and his friends, Victor Sebestyen's biography--the first in English in nearly two decades--is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century, but a portrait of Lenin the man."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 > Influence.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 > Political and social views.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 > Relations with women.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 > Psychology.
Dictators > Soviet Union > Biography.
State-sponsored terrorism > Soviet Union > History.
Soviet Union > Politics and government > 1917-1936.
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