In this sharply polemical account, Leon Trotsky draws up a balance sheet of the world's first successful workers' revolution. Written primarily for members of the newly created Communist International, Trotsky focuses on the specific role played by the Bolshevik Party in leading Russian workers to victory.
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History of the Russian Revolution, Trotsky describes the final days of Imperial Russia. Incompetent, vain, and almost comically ignorant of the historic events unfolding around it, the Tsarist regime fell, in Trotsky's words, "like rotten fruit."