Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: V. I. Lenin’s Life and Legacy

    1. Jeffrey Brooks, Georgiy Chernyavskiy
      Pages 1-33
  3. The Documents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Jeffrey Brooks, Georgiy Chernyavskiy
      Pages 37-60
    3. Jeffrey Brooks, Georgiy Chernyavskiy
      Pages 61-102
    4. Jeffrey Brooks, Georgiy Chernyavskiy
      Pages 103-149
    5. Jeffrey Brooks, Georgiy Chernyavskiy
      Pages 150-161
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 162-176

About this book


Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870 - 1924) led the first successful revolt against market-based liberal democracy and founded the Soviet State in 1917, serving as the new nation s chief architect and sole ruler for the next five years. This collection of primary sources allows readers to learn about Lenin through his own words and emphasizes Lenin s actions rather than his ideology. Jeffrey Brooks and Georgiy Chernyavskiy have translated newly available documents that make it possible to provide a more accurate portrait of a ruthless political strategist whose actions created a new political, economic, social, and cultural system that in its heyday challenged the military, technological, and cultural might of the United States. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support and encourage students to analyze the actions and beliefs of a man who transformed world history and whose legacy continues to affect social and political movements throughout the world.

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