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Autobiographical account by a leader of the October 1917 Russian revolution, the Soviet Red Army, and the battle initiated by Lenin against the Stalinist bureaucracy.
“Readers will be rewarded by examples of Trotsky’s extremely dry wit and insights into some of the main political and social battles in which he participated.”—Book News
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One of the best books of reminiscences.… [Trotsky's] capacity for not measuring the historical process by the yardstick of his personal fate … makes this book so much better than the unconvincing apologias of kings and statesmen.… [The] author is obviously a born writer.The Nation
Introduction by Joseph Hansen, Chronology of events and writings, 1929-1940, index. Now with enlarged type.