From the Inside Flap
Since its original publication, David North's polemical work has had an extraordinary international impact. Its critique of Service's biography has been endorsed not only by the authoritative American Historical Review but also by leading European historians. This second expanded edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky includes several recent lectures by North, which consolidate the author's reputation as the leading contemporary authority on the life of the great revolutionary socialist theoretician and man of action.
About the Author
David North is the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and lectures on questions relating to contemporary US and international politics, European and Soviet history, and the history of the Trotskyist movement, including The Crisis of American Democracy; Marxism, History and Socialist Consciousness; Leon Trotsky and the Post-Soviet School of Historical Falsification,; and The Heritage We Defend.