The Bolsheviks: The Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia
Author: Adam B. Ulam
Harvard University Press
Graduation Year: 1998
Size : 36,3 mb
"The Bolsheviks" is an intellectual biography of the highest sort. Whenever there is an opportunity to ask probing questions that would clarify Lenin's position and motivations in the reader's mind, Ulam gets the answers. His language is both undaunting and precise; one comes away from this book having achieved a substantial understanding of early Soviet history without ever having felt plunged in over one's head.