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Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary

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In Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, Stanford University lecturer Bertrand M. Patenaude tells the dramatic story of Leon Trotsky's final years in exile in Mexico. Shedding new light on Trotskys tumultuous friendship with painter Diego Rivera, his affair with Riveras wife Frida Kahlo, and his torment as his family and comrades become victims of the Great Terror, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of historys most famous yet elusive figures.

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Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much passion, controversy, and curiosity as Leon Trotsky. His role in history—his epic rise and fall, his fiery persona, his violent end in Mexico in August 1940—holds a fascination that transcends the history of the Russian Revolution. Bertrand M. Patenaude masterfully interweaves the story of Trotskys final years with flashbacks to pivotal episodes in his career as a young Marxist, revolutionary hero, Red Army chief, Bolshevik leader, outcast from Stalins USSR, and ultimately heretic of the Kremlin, targeted for assassination by its secret police. Gripping, tragic, and based on extensive firsthand research, Trotsky brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of historys most captivating and important figures.

About the Author

Bertrand M. Patenaude is a lecturer at Stanford University, where he is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. He is the author of The Big Show in Bololand, which won the Marshall Shulman Book Prize. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060820695
Author:
Patenaude, Bertrand M.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Grogan, John
Author:
Cowdrey, Richard
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
I Can Read Book 2
Series Volume:
Downfall of a Revolu
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.40 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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"Synopsis" by , Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much passion, controversy, and curiosity as Leon Trotsky. His role in history—his epic rise and fall, his fiery persona, his violent end in Mexico in August 1940—holds a fascination that transcends the history of the Russian Revolution. Bertrand M. Patenaude masterfully interweaves the story of Trotskys final years with flashbacks to pivotal episodes in his career as a young Marxist, revolutionary hero, Red Army chief, Bolshevik leader, outcast from Stalins USSR, and ultimately heretic of the Kremlin, targeted for assassination by its secret police. Gripping, tragic, and based on extensive firsthand research, Trotsky brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of historys most captivating and important figures.
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