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The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921

by Isaac Deutscher

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Uma fonte excelente sobre Trótski e a União Soviética de sua época. Fiquei com vontade de ler os escritos de Trótski e de outros revolucionários, principalmente Rosa Luxemburg.

Uma biografia tão completa que já foi chamada de a mais completa biografia escrita em língua inglesa. Publicada pela Civilização Brasileira em plena ditadura militar, mas não teve o tratamento que merece. Até a edição mais recente sofre pela falta da revisão. Eu cansei de contar as vírgulas que separavam sujeito do verbo ou as frases com erros de concordância verbal. ( )
  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
Review to come after reading the rest of the trilogy. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
Generally regarded as a classic account; more sympatheic to Trotsky than I would be
  antiquary | Feb 5, 2013 |
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  MightyLeaf | May 25, 2010 |
2048 The Prophet Armed Trotsky: 1879-1921, by Isaac Deutscher (read 19 Jan 1987) The author is a Pole who was expelled from the British Communist Party in 1932 and died in 1967. This biography is quite favorable to Trotsky and the Russian Revolution but of course is anti-Stalin. The story is really interesting. Trotsky, like Stalin, was born in 1879. The volume goes up to 1921. Trotsky was in New York when the February Revolution broke out in 1917, and he got to Russia a month later than Lenin. But when he got there he really went to work--even though he did not join the Bolsheviks till later that year. After the October Revolution he was Foreign Commissar and Commissar of War. I am really looking forward to Volume II. ( )
  Schmerguls | Aug 3, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192810642, Paperback)

Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much controversy as the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Trotsky's extraordinary life and extensive writings have left an indelible mark on revolutionary conscience. Yet there was a danger that his name would disappear from history. Originally published in 1954, Deutscher's masterful three-volume biography was the first major publication to counter the powerful Stalinist propaganda machine that had sought to expunge Trotsky from the annals of the Soviet Union. In these pages Trotsky emerges in his real stature, as the most heroic, and ultimately tragic, character of the Russian revolution. The Prophet Armed is the first volume of the trilogy. It traces Trotsky's early years, the formation of his distinctive theory of permanent revolution, his long feud and reconciliation with Lenin and Bolshevism, and his role in the October insurrection of 1917. The volume ends in 1921, when Trotsky, then at the climax of his power, unwittingly sowed the seeds of his own defeat.

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