Osobnost, ideologie, teror

Victor Sebestyen

Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror. Victor Sebestyen’s book is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century. In Russia to this day Lenin inspires adulation. Everywhere, he continues to fascinate as a man who made history, and who created a new kind of state that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world.

Lenin believed that the ‘the political is the personal’, and while in no way ignoring his political life, Sebestyen focuses on Lenin the man – a man who loved nature almost as much as he loved making revolution, and whose closest ties and friendships were with women. The long-suppressed story of his ménage à trois with his wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and his mistress and comrade, Inessa Armand, reveals a different character to the coldly one-dimensional figure of legend. Told through the prism of Lenin’s key relationships, Sebestyen’s lively biography casts a new light on the Russian Revolution, one of the great turning points of modern history.

Regular price of the paperback: 498 CZK. Available at our e-shop for 398 CZK.

E-book available for 182 CZK via this LINK.

Author:Victor Sebestyen
Original title:Lenin the Dictator. An Intimate Portrait
Afterword:Igor Lukeš
Number of pages:448 + 16 pages of photo annex
Year of publication:2021
Issue number:1.
Publication number:11.
Translator:Martin Pokorný
Binding:paperback with flaps

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