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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebestyen, Victor
Dewey number
  • 947.0841092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK254.L4
LC item number
S34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Revolutionaries
  • Dictators
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror, Victor Sebestyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses 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
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xix, 569 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781101871638
Lccn
2017008076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1850311
  • 868237
Label
Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror, Victor Sebestyen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses 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
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xix, 569 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781101871638
Lccn
2017008076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1850311
  • 868237

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