Lenin's Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution Hardcover – 9 Mar 2010
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A little-known episode from the Russian past illuminates some of its most significant events.... An evenhanded, complex, fascinating historical analysis. "
[A] richly contextualized and highly readable biography.... This work deserves a wide readership, from serious students and scholars of revolutionary Russia to enthusiasts of biography or psychohistory. "
About the Author
Philip Pomper is the William F. Armstrong Professor of History at Wesleyan University. He has written and edited nine books, including The Russian Intelligentsia. He lives in Middletown, Connecticut.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a thought-provoking and generally well-written book. Its precise subject-matter does not appear to be covered in this amount of depth elsewhere (in English, at least), and for that reason alone it is to be thoroughly recommended to anyone with an interest in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russian history. For more general readers, it offers an absorbing yet disturbing glimpse into the terrorist mind. In sum, a book well worth reading.
Alexander's life - and death--had a great influence on his younger brother Vladimir, who was but seventeen at the time. And Vladimir was to lead the October Revolution of 1917 under the assumed name of "Lenin." Funny, I am what's known around New York as a "red diaper baby," that is, my parents, as was not unusual around that time and place, were Reds. I probably knew who Lenin was before I knew who Bing Crosby was; but I surely had never heard of Lenin's brother, and was very interested in this book.
Author Pomper is the William F. Armstrong Professor of History at Wesleyan University, Middleton, Connecticut. He has written and edited nine books, including Russian Revolutionary Intelligentsia.Read more ›
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