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The Resource Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror, Victor Sebestyen

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

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Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror
Title
Lenin
Title remainder
the man, the dictator, and the master of terror
Statement of responsibility
Victor Sebestyen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--provided by publisher
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
Biography type
individual biography
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10600576
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Sebestyen, Victor
Dewey number
  • 947.0841092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lenin, Vladimir IlÊ1ich
  • Lenin, Vladimir IlÊ1ich
  • Lenin, Vladimir IlÊ1ich
  • Lenin, Vladimir IlÊ1ich
  • Revolutionaries
  • Dictators
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Soviet Union
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the man, the dictator, and the master of terror
Label
Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror, Victor Sebestyen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-547) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xix, 569 pages
Isbn
9781101871638
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2017008076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2017008076
  • DLC
Label
Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror, Victor Sebestyen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-547) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xix, 569 pages
Isbn
9781101871638
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2017008076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2017008076
  • DLC

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