A Prisoner of Trotsky s

A Prisoner of Trotsky s


Author: Andreí Kalpashnikov


ISBN: NYPL:33433066614425

Category: Communism

Page: 287

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Categories: Communism

Leon Trotsky s Stopwatch

Leon Trotsky s Stopwatch

Some of them enjoyed being on the island and in due course even married a
prisoner, creating a new foundation for their ... having never known any others,
and many of the prisoners, though aware of their extremely privileged position in
the ...

Author: Rax Rinnekangas

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789527380147

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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Mexico City - Autumn 2004. A Nordic filmmaker arrives in the city to make a documentary about a major architectural landmark - Luis Barragán's Casa Estudio house. He meets a Mexican woman who opens a totally new door into the world of the Russian Jewish ex-communist leader Leon Trotsky, who was murdered in Mexico in August 1940. The encounter sends the filmmaker on an extraordinary journey into an entirely new aspect of the most mistreated political figure of the 20th century and his philosophy. The novel is also an exceptional love story set in an era when the concept of time has lost its original meaning and climate change is just an unpleasant possibility.
Categories: Fiction

Surviving Leon Trotsky Untold Story

Surviving Leon Trotsky  Untold Story

The sentenced Trotsky was walking against the wind with the prisoners on the
way to Siberia. They were all chained to each other. It was a tempestuous day.
The road curled into the West Siberian Forrest at night. The prisoners were
walking ...

Author: Eliyahu Abramson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257542123

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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What if Trotsky's life long partner Natalya Sedova was a writer just like Leon was Then Natalya, living her live with such an interesting man had an incredible story to tell! At the beginning of the Last Century, young Leo Trotsky travels abroad, escaping Siberian Exile, to meet a radical revolutionary, V. Lenin. There Leo befriends a young Russian Noble woman Natalya Sedova. Leo continues his journey to Paris, where he and Natalya end up fundraising for Lenin. Natalya falls in love and hands over her heart to Leo. "Surviving Leon Trotsky" is a historical novel,Trotsky told through Sedova.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



But theold swine Trotsky is stillalive. I think that ... Itisnotknown whetherhe read
thepoemsofZinaida Gippius, who wrote in 1929, the yearof Trotsky's deportation,
thelines: Lord, let me see! ... EPILOGUE The Prisoner of an Idea All his life

Author: Dmitri Volkogonov

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439105733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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Together with Lenin, Trotsky was the most charismatic and dominating figure of the Russian revolution. A dynamic public speaker, a brilliant organizer and theorist, he was largely responsible for advocating the system of state terror which was ultimately to lead to the nightmare of Stalinism. This biography describes Trotsky's career as a revolutionary before World War I and his roles successively as chief organizer of the October revolution, military hero of the Russian civil war and outspoken critic of the Stalinst style of leadership. Widely regarded as Lenin's likely successor, Trotsky was outmanoeuvred by his enemy, Stalin and found himself expelled from the Communist Party, written out of the history of the revolution, exiled and finally murdered in Mexico by Stalin's agents. The author tracked down members of Stalin's overseas hit-squad and found relatives of Trotsky in Russia. Combined with his access to Soviet archives, this biography lends insight into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, whose faith in the world socialist revolution remained undimmed to the end.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



TRIAL AND PUNISHMENT The revolutionary challenge faded in the capital with
the arrest of Trotsky and his comrades. ... and tortured his son Alexei - and some
of the empire's best-known political prisoners were held there in ensuing years.

Author: Robert Service

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330522687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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Revolutionary practitioner, theorist, factional chief, sparkling writer, ‘ladies’ man’ (e.g., his affair with Frieda Kahlo), icon of the Revolution, anti-Jewish Jew, philosopher of everyday life, grand seigneur of his household, father and hunted victim, Trotsky lived a brilliant life in extraordinary times. Robert Service draws on hitherto unexamined archives and on his profound understanding of Russian history to draw a portrait of the man and his legacy, revealing that though his followers have represented Trotsky as a pure revolutionary soul and a powerful intellect unjustly hounded into exile by Stalin and his henchmen. The reality is very different, as this masterful and compelling biography reveals.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky

Trotsky and 14 others were deprived of all civil rights and sentenced to exile for
life in a Siberian penal colony a thousand miles from the nearest railway . Once
again , Trotsky was making the long trek as a prisoner into Siberia . But 33 days ...

Author: Helen Gilbert

Publisher: Red Letter Press

ISBN: 0932323170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 55

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This concise look at the life of Trotsky begins with his first meeting with Lenin in exile, in 1902, and ends with Trotsky's assassination in Mexico, in 1940. Ideological and practical conflicts with the other major personalities of the Russian revolution are detailed, and a brief descriptive bibliography of Trotsky's key writings is included.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leon Trotsky Speaks

Leon Trotsky Speaks

Includes a defense of the right to revolution, made in 1906 in the prisoner's dock of the tsarist courts; speeches as a leader of the revolutionary government following the Bolshevik-led revolution; and "I Stake My Life", Trotsky's 1937 ...

Author: Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Pathfinder

ISBN: 0873482220

Category: History

Page: 333

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The major political questions of the 20th century, discussed by an outstanding communist leader. Includes a defense of the right to revolution, made in 1906 in the prisoner's dock of the tsarist courts; speeches as a leader of the revolutionary government following the Bolshevik-led revolution; and "I Stake My Life", Trotsky's 1937 defense of his 20-year Bolshevik course and challenge to the organizers of Joseph Stalin's frame-up trials.
Categories: History

Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy

Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy

From 1933–6, the successive modifications of Trotsky's perspective completely
overturned his previous understanding of the problem of ... As he recalled in a
letter to his former secretary Sara Weber, 'I became the prisoner of the subject.

Author: Thomas M. Twiss

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004269538

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

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In Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy, Thomas M. Twiss traces the development of Trotsky’s thinking on the issue of post-revolutionary bureaucracy from the first years after the Bolshevik Revolution through the Moscow Trials of the 1930s.
Categories: Political Science



Inasmuch as the court was interested in Trotsky's political activity, he gave a four-
hour speech which ended with the ... At about the same time, Trotsky was visited
by Trygve Lie, for whom the prisoner recalled the words spoken by Doctor ...

Author: Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin

Publisher: Mehring Books

ISBN: 9780929087771

Category: History

Page: 550

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This is the first major study by a Russian Marxist historian of the most tragic and fateful year in the history of the Soviet Union. With an encyclopedic knowledge of Soviet source material, including archival documents released after the fall of the USSR, Vadim Rogovin presents a detailed and penetrating analysis of the causes, impact and consequences of Stalin's purges. He demonstrates that the principal function of the terror was the physical annihilation of the substantial socialist opposition to Stalin's bureaucratic regime.
Categories: History

The Assassination of Europe 1918 1942

The Assassination of Europe  1918 1942

Although still listed as an escaped prisoner, Trotsky returned secretly to Russia.
There he harangued his fellow socialists to reject Tsar Nicholas's “October
Manifesto,” with its fraudulent promise of constitutional reform, and instead to
move ...

Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442609211

Category: History

Page: 480

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In this fascinating volume, renowned historian Howard M. Sachar relates the tragedy of twentieth-century Europe through an innovative, riveting account of the continent's political assassinations between 1918 and 1939 and beyond. By tracing the violent deaths of key public figures during an exceptionally fraught time period—the aftermath of World War I—Sachar lays bare a much larger history: the gradual moral and political demise of European civilization and its descent into World War II. In his famously arresting prose, Sachar traces the assassinations of Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Eisner, Matthias Erzberger, and Walther Rathenau in Germany—a lethal chain reaction that contributed to the Weimar Republic's eventual collapse and Hitler's rise to power. Sachar's exploration of political fragility in Italy, Austria, the successor states of Eastern Europe, and France completes a mordant yet intriguing exposure of the Old World's lethal vulnerability. The final chapter, which chronicles the deaths of Stefan and Lotte Zweig, serves as a thought-provoking metaphor for the assassination of the Old World itself.
Categories: History



Trotsky and interned him in a prisoner - of - war camp at Wind . Rain . On land , a
wet mountain of buildings . The Amherst . The unpleasant conditions here left him
with a New World ! life - long loathing of the British Government . There were ...

Author: Francis Wyndham

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: WISC:89046163606

Category: History

Page: 204

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Categories: History

Reflections on the Gulag

Reflections on the Gulag

... Le Régime soviétiste , Paris , Impr . Union , 1920 , 103 p . 3 A. Kalpashnikov ,
Prisoner of Trotsky's , New York , Doubleday , 1920 , 287 p . described , with
documentary support , the situation of the 225 The Bibliography of the Gulag?
today .

Author: Elena Dundovich

Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore

ISBN: 880799058X

Category: Social Science

Page: 705

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Categories: Social Science

The Life and Death of Trotsky

The Life and Death of Trotsky

Prison is always an invigorating experience provided the stay is short . Trotsky
remained in the Model Prison for three days . He learned that strict equality
among the prisoners did not exist , that there were three classes of cells , A , B ,
and C ...

Author: Robert Payne

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015004980341

Category: Communists

Page: 498

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Categories: Communists



Meijer, Trotsky Papers, E 134-7; Trotsky, Stalin, 288-9. 107. If the city fell to the
Cossacks, the prisoner barge was to be blown up and sunk—the source,
evidently, for the subsequent rumor that Stalin had had it deliberately sunk to
drown the ...

Author: Stephen Kotkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698170100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

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A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. While still building his power base within the Bolshevik dictatorship, he embarks upon the greatest gamble of his political life and the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted: the collectivization of all agriculture and industry across one sixth of the earth. Millions will die, and many more millions will suffer, but the man will push through to the end against all resistance and doubts. Where did such power come from? In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. Through it all, we see Stalin’s unflinching persistence, his sheer force of will—perhaps the ultimate key to understanding his indelible mark on history. Stalin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime’s inner geography of power, bringing to the fore fresh materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin’s psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin’s near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution’s structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin’s momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia. The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Trotsky s Notebooks 1933 1935

Trotsky s Notebooks  1933 1935

Like most members of the intelligentsia Trotsky had spent many hours in his
youth poring over the great socialist texts, European and Russian, and in the
period 1898-1901, when in prison and internal exile, had exerted heroic
autodidactic ...

Author: Philip Pomper

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781583481158

Category: History

Page: 188

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These two notebooks were discovered while Philip Pomper was doing research at Harvard’s Russian Research Center for a book on Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin after the Russian Revolution and were published by Columbia University for the first time in 1986. They present fascinating new insights into Trotsky’s philosophy, politics, and psychology and this volume is a significant addition to an understanding of his revolutionary career. They shed new light on his relationship to Lenin and Bolshevism, his criticism of dialectics and Darwin evolutionism, and his reflections of Freudian psychology as he ponders the relationship of the unconscious mind to the philosophical issues surrounding dialectics. The original Russian text of the notebooks, prepared and annotated by Felshtinsky, is also presented here to make the material available to readers of Russian.
Categories: History

Readings in Russian Civilization Volume 3

Readings in Russian Civilization  Volume 3

By Nikolai Bukharin Bukharin, who wrote the speeches from which we print an
excerpt, and Leon Trotsky, who is the subject of ... by Robert Tucker and Stephen
Cohen, is an account of Bukharin's last public appearance, in the prisoner's dock.

Author: Thomas Riha

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226718468

Category: History

Page: 378

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"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor's hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present. "The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface ". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor's purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review "These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California
Categories: History

Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth

Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth

Tens of thousands of gulag prisoners, their guards, and engineers arrived by
railway in Isagorka, on the left bank of the Northern Dvina River, and then built a
railroad to the site of the future shipyard. Arkhangelsk, with the only shipyards ...

Author: Paul R. Josephson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801898419

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Josephson’s intriguing study of how technology both helped and hindered this effort asks new and important questions about the crucial issues inextricably linked with the development and diffusion of technology in any sociopolitical system.
Categories: Science



On 3 January 1907 Trotsky was moved to the St Petersburg transit prison before
commencing exile, which this time would ... In the scrummage with other
prisoners to obtain clothes for the journey, he struggled to hold onto his boots for,
“in the ...

Author: Geoffrey Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868767

Category: History

Page: 248

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Without Trotsky there would have been no Bolshevik Revolution, but Trotsky was no Bolshevik. Providing a full account of Trotsky’s role during the Russian Civil War and concentrating on his time as an active participant in Russian revolutionary politics, rather than his ideological writings of emigration, Swain gives the student a very different picture of the Bolshevik Commissar of War. This radically new interpretation of Trotsky’s career spanning 1905-1917 incorporates the tense relationship between Trotsky and Lenin until 1917, and pays particular attention to the Russian Civil War and Trotsky’s military organisation and contribution to the war. Swain argues critically that Trotsky achieved where Lenin would have failed, suggesting that Trotsky was in the main part responsible for the Bolshevik Revolution.
Categories: History

The Tragedy of Leon Trotsky

The Tragedy of Leon Trotsky

But then , in the Moscow transfer prison he would display a ' moving tenderness '
not only to Sokolovskaya but to other ... a prisoner was put in solitary confinement
for having failed to take off his cap in the presence of the governor , Trotsky ...

Author: Ronald Segal

Publisher: Hutchinson Radius

ISBN: UOM:39015002143272

Category: Revolutionaries

Page: 445

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Categories: Revolutionaries

Three Who Made a Revolution

Three Who Made a Revolution

CHAPTER XIX TROTSKY'S ROUND TRIP Simpletons and hypocrites urge us to
keep within legal limits . ... RAID on the Soviet Executive netted three hundred
prisoners, the most prominent being the acting Chairman, Yanovsky (Leon

Author: Bertram D. Wolfe

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 9781461732129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 680

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The lives of three men who made the Russian Revolution possible—Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin—are the focus of this biographical account of the rise of socialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bertram Wolfe, a political scientist and historian of Russia, knew Trotsky and Stalin personally, and here brings his profound insider's knowledge to bear on his subjects. Three Who Made a Revolution recounts the early lives and influences of the three leaders, and shows the development of their diverging ideologies as decades gave strength to their cause and brought Russia closer to its turning point, a revolution that would alter the course of the twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography