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The October 1917 Revolution, Trotsky explains, was workers' most powerful conquest in history. Here he exposes the theoretical forgeries and historical frame-ups cobbled together in the 1920s by a rising bureaucratic caste headed by Joseph Stalin to rationalize a political counterrevolution. The book helps arm new generations with an understanding of why the working class can secure and extend gains won in struggle only by conquering power from the capitalist class.
Photos and other graphics, notes, index. Appendix: On the suppressed testament of Lenin, by Leon Trotsky. Now with enlarged type.