Building the Party: Lenin 1893-1914 (Vol. 1)

Building the Party Lenin Vol The Russian Revolution of was one of the pivotal events in world history and the Russian Bolshevik Party played a central role in that revolution This book by British socialist Tony Cliff

  • Title: Building the Party: Lenin 1893-1914 (Vol. 1)
  • Author: Tony Cliff
  • ISBN: 9781931859011
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the pivotal events in world history, and the Russian Bolshevik Party played a central role in that revolution This book by British socialist Tony Cliff 1917 2000 traces the building of that party and, in particular, the work of its main architect, Lenin.

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    1. This is not something I could ever recommend to anyone to read for enjoyment. The writing style is functional, the chronology is irritatingly twisty, and the brief tantalising evocations of what it must have felt like to be a revolutionary in the years before the Russian revolution occur despite the author, who appears completely uninterested in anything apart from explicit politics. (At one point Cliff even brings up the fact that Lenin liked to go on cycling holidays with Krupskaya as evidence [...]

    2. first volume in the lenin bio. this one is a little slow but explains the genesis of lenin's ideas and his vision for a fighting social democratic party that could beat the czar and install a workers govt

    3. Outstanding work, charting the history both of Lenin's political evolution to become a Marxist, and the formation and growth of the Bolshevik party into a mass, working class, revolutionary party on the eve of the first world war. By examining the events occurring, decisions made, and debates had over 100 years ago, ad the contexts of these, there are many lessons to be learnt by activists today wanting to change the world for the better.

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