The Lenin Anthology Author:Robert C.. Tucker, Editor Lenin must rank as one of the three or four most influential figures of the 20th century. He played a central role in bringing about Russia's revolution and ws supreme leader of the new Soviet state until his death in 1924. In addition, his writings have been gospel for many leaders and modern revolutionaries. And yet Lenin's written legacy ... more »(over 50 volumes) is not easily read or understood. This book is addressed to that problem.
Here, in a compact yet comprehensive volume, are the essentials of Lenin's writing, each of them introduced with a brief interpretive commentary. Patterned after Professor Tucker's highly successfull anthology "The Marx-Engels Reader", this book includes those works necessary for an introduction to Lenin's revolutionary thought. Selections, where possible, are presented in their fullest form, and "The State and Revolution" adn "Left-Wing Communism" in their entirety.
A general introduction to the volume traces Lenin's career as a revolutionary, both in writing and in actions. Also included is a chronology, a bibiographic note, and an index.
Robert C. Tucker is professor of politics at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.« less