The Ultimate Vladimir Lenin Collection

The Ultimate Vladimir Lenin Collection

by Charles River Editors, Vladimir Lenin

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Overview

Includes:
•Charles River Editors’ original biography of Vladimir Lenin
•Over a dozen of Lenin’s work, like Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution, The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism, The State and Revolution, The April Theses, and more!

“Capitalism has triumphed all over the world, but this triumph is only the prelude to the triumph of labour over capital.”– Vladimir Lenin

Among the leaders of the 20th century, arguably none shaped the course of history as much as Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), the Communist revolutionary and political theorist who led the Bolshevik Revolution that established the Soviet Union. In addition to shaping the Marxist-Leninist political thought that steered Soviet ideology, he was the first Soviet premier until his death and set the Soviet Union on its way to becoming one of the world’s two superpowers for most of the century, in addition to being the West’s Cold War adversary.

Given the Red Scare and the nature of the Cold War, Lenin has always been a divisive and controversial figure in Western society, especially among those who equate the Soviets with brutal repression and human rights abuses. Lenin also has his champions, who point to the fact that he got Russia out of World War I, was the first to successfully implement a modern socialist state, and worked tirelessly to elevate the working classes.

As it turned out, the creation of the Soviet Union came near the end of Lenin’s life, as he worked so hard that he had burned himself out by his 50s, dying in 1924 after a series of strokes had completely debilitated him. Since his life before the Soviet Union naturally gets less focus, Lenin remains a bit of an unknown among many, and he is likely a lesser known or notorious figure than his successor, Joseph Stalin.
The Ultimate Vladimir Lenin Collection explores Lenin’s life and work before the Bolshevik Revolution, as well as the crucial role he played in establishing the Soviet Union. It includes an original biography of Lenin and over a dozen of his most seminal works, including The April Theses and The State and Revolution. It also includes pictures and a Table of Contents.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016121376
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,079,673
File size: 2 MB

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