Lenin the Dictator

Lenin the Dictator
Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 1474600468
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lenin the Dictator Book Excerpt:

'A fresh, powerful portrait of Lenin' Anne Applebaum, author of Red Famine 'Richly readable ... An enthralling but appalling story' Francis Wheen, author of Karl Marx The cold, one-dimensional figure of Lenin the political fanatic is only a partial truth. Drawing on extensive material that has only recently become available, Sebestyen's gripping biography casts an intriguing new light on the character behind the politics. In reality, Lenin was a man who loved nature as much as he loved making revolution, and his closest relationships were with women. He built a state based on terror. But he was a highly emotional man given to furious rages and deep passions. While never ignoring the politics, Sebestyen examines Lenin's inner life, his relationship with his wife and his long love affair with Inessa Armand, the most romantic and beguiling of Bolsheviks. These two women were as significant as the men - Stalin or Trotsky - who created the world's first Communist state with him.

Lenin the Dictator

Lenin the Dictator
Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 9781474600446
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lenin the Dictator Book Excerpt:

Victor 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 continues to fascinate as a man who made history, and who created a new kind of state that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world. Lenin believed that the 'the political is the personal', and while in no way ignoring his political life, Sebestyen's focus will be on Lenin the man - a man who loved nature almost as much as he loved making revolution, and whose closest ties and friendships were with women. The long-suppressed story of his m�nage a trois with his wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and his mistress and comrade, Inessa Armand, reveals a different character to the coldly one-dimensional figure of legend. Told through the prism of Lenin's key relationships, Sebestyen's lively biography casts a new light the Russian Revolution, one of the great turning points of modern history.

Lenin

Lenin
Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publsiher: Pantheon Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781101871638
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lenin Book Excerpt:

"Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure, revered and reviled for his rigid political ideals. He continues to fascinate as a man who made history, and created the first Communist state, a model that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world. 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. Lenin was someone who loved nature, hunting, fishing and could identify hundreds of species of plants, a despotic ruler whose closest ties and friendships were with women. The long-suppressed story of the complex love triangle Lenin had with his wife, and his mistress and comrade, reveals a different character to the coldly one-dimensional figure of the legend. Sebestyen also reveals Lenin as a ruthless and single-minded despot and a 'product of his time and place: a violent, tyrannical and corrupt Russia.' He seized power in a coup, promised a revolution, a socialist utopia for the people, offered simple solutions to complex issues and constantly lied; in fact, what he created was more 'a mirror image of the Romanov autocracy.' He authorized the deaths of thousands of people, and created a system based on the idea that political terror against opponents was justified for the greater ideal. One of his old comrades who had once admired him said he 'desired the good... but created evil.' And that would include his invention of Stalin, who would take Lenin's system of the gulag and the secret police to new heights"--

Lenin Red Dictator Tr from the Russian

Lenin  Red Dictator  Tr  from the Russian
Author: George Vernadsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780598576569
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lenin Red Dictator

Lenin  Red Dictator
Author: George Vernadsky
Publsiher: Ams PressInc
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1970
ISBN: 9780404067588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stalin

Stalin
Author: Oleg V. Khlevniuk
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 030016694X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin Book Excerpt:

An engrossing biography of the notorious Russian dictator by an author whose knowledge of Soviet-era archives far surpasses all others. Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin’s policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator’s life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history. In brief, revealing prologues to each chapter, Khlevniuk takes his reader into Stalin’s favorite dacha, where the innermost circle of Soviet leadership gathered as their vozhd lay dying. Chronological chapters then illuminate major themes: Stalin’s childhood, his involvement in the Revolution and the early Bolshevik government under Lenin, his assumption of undivided power and mandate for industrialization and collectivization, the Terror, World War II, and the postwar period. At the book’s conclusion, the author presents a cogent warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era. “This brilliant, authoritative, opinionated biography ranks as the best on Stalin in any language.”—Martin McCauley East-West Review “A historiographical and literary masterpiece.”—Mark Edele, Australian Book Review “A very digestible biography, yet one packed with revelations.”—Paul E. Richardson, Russian Life Magazine

Lenin red dictator

Lenin  red dictator
Author: Georgij V. Vernadskij
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Terror by Quota

Terror by Quota
Author: Paul R. Gregory
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN: 0300152787
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terror by Quota Book Excerpt:

This original analysis of the workings of the Soviet state security organs under Lenin and Stalin illuminates the ways in which terror and repression in the Soviet Union were used during this period.

Lenin Red Dictator

Lenin  Red Dictator
Author: Vernadsky George
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How authoritarian is Russia Analysis of the form of rule from Lenin until Putin

How authoritarian is Russia  Analysis of the form of rule from Lenin until Putin
Author: Niclas Spanel
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2022-09-14
ISBN: 3346723577
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How authoritarian is Russia Analysis of the form of rule from Lenin until Putin Book Excerpt:

Essay from the year 2022 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Eastern Europe, grade: 3,0, University of Passau (Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik), course: Authoritarian and Totalitarian Regimes in a Globalised World, language: English, abstract: Russia has always been a country shaped by authoritarian to totalitarian power structures during its history. Already under the rule of Tsar Nicholas II. the population wanted to break away from their autocratic forms of rule. An improvement in prosperity for the benefit of the population was hoped with the October Revolution in 1917. But the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks under the leadership of Lenin did not achieve the equality of the population hoped for by the communist ideology. The degree of autocracy and repression against the own citizenship especially under Stalin has intensified and turned into totalitarianism. After the death of the dictator Stalin it was slowly possible to break away from the strongly totalitarian structures, but not to become a liberal democracy until now. With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 initial developments towards democratization under Gorbachev and Yeltsin who was the first free elected president has happened. But since the rule of Putin and Medvedev since 2000 a development towards authoritarian structures has been recognizable. These structures have strengthened over the years as Putin has secured his rule as a de facto sole autocrat through constitutional reforms. In the following essay applying the theories of Juan Linz of authoritarianism and totalitarianism and the theory of defective democracy from Wolfgang Merkel first will be defined which characteristics make up an authoritarian regime and how they distinguish themselves from totalitarianism. This analysis will then be carried out primarily about the historical developments of Russia and their current status in 2022. Evaluations of the Country Report 2022 from the portal Freedom House will finally present the current degree of freedom and democracy in Russia.

Revolutionary Monsters

Revolutionary Monsters
Author: Donald T. Critchlow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1684511240
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionary Monsters Book Excerpt:

Lenin. Mao. Castro. Mugabe. Khomeini. All sparked movements in the name of liberating their people from their oppressors—capitalists, foreign imperialists, or dictators in their own country. These revolutionaries rallied the masses in the name of freedom, only to become more tyrannical than those they replaced. Much has been written about the anatomy of revolution from Edmund Burke to Crane Brinton Crane, Franz Fanon, and contemporary theorists of revolution found in the modern academy. Yet what is missing is a dissection of the revolutionary minds that destroyed the old for the creation of a more harmful new. Revolutionary Monsters presents a collective biography of five modern day revolutionaries who came into power calling for the liberation of the people only to end up killing millions of people in the name of revolution: Lenin (Russia), Mao (China), Castro (Cuba), Mugabe (Zimbabwe), and Khomeini (Iran). Revolutionary Monsters explores basic questions about the revolutionary personality, and examines how these revolutionaries came to envision themselves as prophets of a new age.

Lenin Red Dictator

Lenin  Red Dictator
Author: Georgij Vladimirovič Vernadskij
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin
Author: Brenda Haugen
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780756515973
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Stalin Book Excerpt:

Presents the life and accomplishments of the dictator of the Soviet Union who used his power to terrorize and murder fellow Soviets and to promote communism throughout the world.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin
Author: The History Hour
Publsiher: Best Biography
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN: 9781980936879
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Stalin Book Excerpt:

Initially presiding over an oligarchic one-party regime that governed by plurality, Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili became the de facto dictator of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin raised funds for Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction via robberies, kidnappings, and protection rackets. Repeatedly arrested, he underwent several internal exiles. Inside you'll read about From Georgia with rage Winds of change begin to blow Warfare Purges The great terror The Great Patriotic War Victory and aftermath Cold War All things must end And much more!To eradicate those regarded as "enemies of the working class", Stalin instituted the "Great Purge" in which over a million were imprisoned and at least 700,000 were executed from 1934 to 1939. In 1939 Stalin's government signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. Germany ended the pact by invading the Soviet Union in 1941. The Soviet Red Army halted the German incursion and captured Berlin in 1945, ending World War II in Europe.

Stalin s Library

Stalin s Library
Author: Geoffrey Roberts
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 0300179049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Library Book Excerpt:

A compelling intellectual biography of Stalin told through his personal library In this engaging life of the twentieth century's most self-consciously learned dictator, Geoffrey Roberts explores the books Stalin read, how he read them, and what they taught him. Stalin firmly believed in the transformative potential of words and his voracious appetite for reading guided him throughout his years. A biography as well as an intellectual portrait, this book explores all aspects of Stalin's tumultuous life and politics. Stalin, an avid reader from an early age, amassed a surprisingly diverse personal collection of thousands of books, many of which he marked and annotated revealing his intimate thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Based on his wide-ranging research in Russian archives, Roberts tells the story of the creation, fragmentation, and resurrection of Stalin's personal library. As a true believer in communist ideology, Stalin was a fanatical idealist who hated his enemies--the bourgeoisie, kulaks, capitalists, imperialists, reactionaries, counter-revolutionaries, traitors--but detested their ideas even more.

Lenin Red Dictator Translated by Malcolm Waters Davis With plates including portraits

Lenin  Red Dictator     Translated     by Malcolm Waters Davis   With plates  including portraits
Author: George Vernadsky,Malcolm Waters DAVIS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Future of Lenin

The Future of Lenin
Author: Alla Ivanchikova,Robert R. Maclean
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-07-01
ISBN: 1438488084
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Lenin Book Excerpt:

Situated in a particular historical moment marked by the violent crises of capitalism—the rise of the alt-right, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement—The Future of Lenin collects essays by an international cohort of scholars to assert Lenin's relevance for twenty-first-century politics and thought. Taking different and sometimes opposing vantage points on Lenin's value for the future, the contributions to this volume reveal an unexpected Lenin, one who escapes the stale Cold War-era discourse of demonization and hagiography. Instead, the future-oriented Lenin in these pages comes to life as our contemporary: an interlocutor who is surprisingly relevant for Black and anticolonial struggles in the US and beyond; for building the new Left; and for assessing Bernie Sanders' movement as well as alt-right anti-statism. In short, Lenin's concrete development of Marxism for his historical conditions may yet offer lessons for revolutionaries to come.

Saving Vladimir

Saving Vladimir
Author: Patrick Jude O'Neill Jr
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN: 9781097617296
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Vladimir Book Excerpt:

The team tasked with guarding the body of Vladimir Lenin after the dictator's untimely death accidentally switches the body with a look alike on the way to Moscow, leading Nadya Krupskaya, widow of Lenin and her companion, Dr. Abrikosov on a mission to bury the real Lenin properly.

Lenin s Will

Lenin s Will
Author: Iu. A. Buranov,Yuri Buranov
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780879758868
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lenin s Will Book Excerpt:

For most of the twentieth century, the Soviet Union was viewed by the outside world as a mysterious monolith, whose leadership was protected by secrecy and ruled by naked fear. What few know is that in the early years of the Soviet state, an incredible coup took place. Lenin's Will presents a fascinating, detailed account of political intrigue at the center of power in 1922 and 1923, when Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - the father of the Revolution - lay incapacitated by several severe strokes. Previously top-secret documents, here published for the first time, reveal how Josef Stalin (a close political associate), and the Central Committee of the Communist Party deliberately collaborated to falsify and suppress Lenin's last political testament and take control of the young Soviet government. Reaching into the once highly secret document files of the Soviet archives, Yuri Buranov has combed the hidden recesses of Communist Party plotting to reveal the power plays and back-room intrigues that helped make Stalin the unquestioned successor to Lenin and an abolsute dictator feared both at home and abroad.

The Dictator s Dilemma

The Dictator s Dilemma
Author: Professor of Politcal Science Bruce Dickson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-15
ISBN: 0190228555
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dictator s Dilemma Book Excerpt:

Many observers predicted the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, and again following the serial collapse of communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain. Their prediction, however, never proved true. Despite minor setbacks, China has experienced explosive economic growth and relative political stability ever since 1989. In The Dictator's Dilemma, eminent China scholar Bruce Dickson provides a comprehensive explanation for regime's continued survival and prosperity. Dickson contends that the popular media narrative of the party's impending implosion ignores some basic facts. The regime's policies may generate resentment and protest, but the CCP still enjoys a surprisingly high level of popular support. Nor is the party is not cut off from the people it governs. It consults with a wide range of specialists, stakeholders, and members of the general public in a selective yet extensive manner. Further, it tolerates and even encourages a growing and diverse civil society, even while restricting access to it. Today, the majority of Chinese people see the regime as increasingly democratic even though it does not allow political competition and its leaders are not accountable to the electorate. In short, while the Chinese people may prefer change, they prefer that it occurs within the existing political framework. In reaching this conclusion, Dickson draws upon original public opinion surveys, interviews, and published materials to explain why there is so much popular support for the regime. This basic stability is a familiar story to China specialists, but not to those whose knowledge of contemporary China is limited to the popular media. The Dictator's Dilemma, an engaging synthesis of how the CCP rules and its future prospects, will enlighten both audiences, and will be essential for anyone interested in understanding China's increasing importance in world politics.