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The major political questions of the 20th century, discussed by an outstanding communist leader. Includes a defense of the right to revolution, made in 1906 in the prisoner's dock of the tsarist courts; speeches as a leader of the revolutionary government following the Bolshevik-led revolution; and “I Stake My Life,” Trotsky's 1937 defense of his 20-year Bolshevik course and challenge to the organizers of Joseph Stalin's frame-up trials.
“A collection of Trotsky’s speeches and writings spanning the years 1906–40. It attempts to let Trotsky speak for himself about major events in his life …. A number of writings have been translated and published in English here for the first time. Recommended for all libraries.”—Choice
“Lunacharsky described him as ‘probably the greatest orator of our age’ … [Leon Trotsky Speaks] sets out to justify the orator’s enormous reputation …. [T]he editing and notes … are graceful, accurate, and concise.”—Soviet Studies
Photos, notes, index. Now with enlarged type.