Three who made a revolution Author:Bertram D. Wolfe 4th REVISED ED. This work's foreground is the biography of a number of participants in the struggle of ideas and the struggle for power; its background the whole process of the Russian Revolution. With documents never before used by any biographer or historian, the author bares the souls of his protagonists. Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, their associa... more »tes and their opponents, are shown as part of that fanatical and dedicated band of servants of the future, who broke with contemporary society, were rejected alike by the the Court and uncomprehending people, who learned to direct and manipulate popular feelings to their own ends, made angry, intolerant banners of their rival gospels of salvation, and, not having anything else to sustain them in their lonely outlawry, learned to live by ideas alone--until the moment when their ideas were implemented by the fearful instruments of power.
This present edition represents a new general revision of the work with a new introduction by the author in which he discusses the problems of historiography and historical method employed in its writing.« less