My life : an attempt at an autobiography

by Leon Trotsky

Paper Book, 2007


The only Bolshevik leader to write his memoirs, Leon Trotsky published this remarkable book in 1930, the first year of a perilous, decade-long exile that ended with his assassination in Mexico. Expelled from the Communist party and deported from the Soviet Union, the former People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs recalled his lifelong struggle in the world of revolutionary politics. In addition to his firsthand accounts of the early intrigues within the Communist government, Trotsky also delivered chilling glimpses into the rise of the new Soviet bureaucracy and prescient warnings of the Stalin



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Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2007.

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LibraryThing member jonathon.hodge
Trotsky is so smart and such a good writer. His autobio. is a great read even if you're a crusty reactionary.
LibraryThing member greenribbon
If you only read one book by LDT then read this one, the ultimate answer to those who portray lenin and trostsky as inhumane this is the most humane and inspiring autobiograpy you will ever read.
LibraryThing member Hanuman2
Read the first paragraph on and tell me if any other autobiography or biography starts off so penetratingly.


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