Trotzki

Eine Biographie

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Author: Robert Service

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351874660X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 730

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Revolutionäres Vorbild, Internationalist und Kosmopolit, Theoretiker, Philosoph, Schriftsteller, Politiker, Liebhaber, Ehemann, Vater, Jude, Feind und verfolgtes Opfer. Leo Trotzki, einer der bedeutendsten politischen Führer der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts, war von schillernder Gestalt. Der 1879 in der Südukraine als Lew Dawidowitsch Bronstein geborene hat den Grundstein zur Gründung der Sowjetunion gelegt, und wird doch immer wieder unterschlagen, wenn die führenden Köpfe der russischen Revolution genannt werden. Zusammen mit Lenin stand er, der Gründer der Roten Armee, 1917 an der Spitze der Oktoberrevolution. Als Volkskommissar war er unter anderem verantwortlich für das Kriegs- und Verlagswesen. Trotzki war nicht nur politischer Führer, sondern auch produktiver Schriftsteller und begnadeter Redner. Fragen nach Kultur und Alltagsleben waren ihm ebenso wichtig wie Politik und Geschichte. Der Aufstieg der Stalinfraktion nach Lenins Tod 1924 führte zu seinem Ausschluß aus den politischen Führungspositionen und schließlich zu seiner Verbannung 1929. Im Jahr 1940 wurde Trotzki in Mexiko-City von einem GPU-Agenten mit einem Eispickel erschlagen. Robert Service, Professor für Russische Geschichte und Spezialist für Russische Revolutionsgeschichte, hat viele Jahre unveröffentlichtes Archivmaterial gesichtet und mit seiner packenden Biographie nicht nur das Bild eines der brillantesten politischen Köpfe der Revolution gezeichnet, sondern sich – unparteiisch und unverfälscht – auch mit der überfälligen Debatte um das Verhältnis zwischen Trotzki und Stalin auseinandergesetzt.

Leon Trotsky & the Post-Soviet School of Historical Falsification

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Author: David North

Publisher: Mehring Books

ISBN: 1893638022

Category: History

Page: 96

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"Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) ranks among the greatest and most controversial figures in the political history of the 20th century. During his lifetime, he was the target of a vicious campaign of lies orchestrated by the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union, which culminated in the assassination of the exiled revolutionary leader. In this essay, David North subjects Robert Service's 'Trotsky' -- the latest addition to the post-Soviet School of Historical Falsification -- to a detailed analysis and critique."--Publisher's website.

The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

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Author: Harold Isaacs

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608461097

Category: History

Page: 408

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The story of how China's modern development rests on the tragically supressed struggle for true socialism.

History of the Russian Revolution

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Author: Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608460509

Category: History

Page: 1040

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“During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy. Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm. They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders were still under indictment for state treason when they came to power. You will not find another such sharp turn in history especially if you remember that it involves a nation of 150 million people. It is clear that the events of 1917, whatever you think of them, deserve study.” --Leon Trotsky, from History of the Russian Revolution Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, this book offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book reveals, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the Russian Revolution’s profoundly democratic, emancipatory character. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky’s masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It serves as the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution to date. “[T]he greatest history of an event that I know.” --C. L. R. James “In Trotsky all passions were aroused, but his thought remained calm and his vision clear.... His involvement in the struggle, far from blurring his sight, sharpens it.... The History is his crowning work, both in scale and power and as the fullest expression of his ideas on revolution. As an account of a revolution, given by one of its chief actors, it stands unique in world literature.” --Isaac Deutscher

Trotsky

Downfall of a Revolutionary

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Author: Bertrand M. Patenaude

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061938432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, Stanford University lecturer Bertrand M. Patenaude tells the dramatic story of Leon Trotsky's final years in exile in Mexico. Shedding new light on Trotsky’s tumultuous friendship with painter Diego Rivera, his affair with Rivera’s wife Frida Kahlo, and his torment as his family and comrades become victims of the Great Terror, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of history’s most famous yet elusive figures.

Das geheime Buch der Frida Kahlo

Roman

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Author: Francisco Haghenbeck

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458750207

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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Als Frida ein kleines schwarzes Notizbuch geschenkt bekommt, ahnt sie noch nicht, wofür sie es eines Tages benötigen wird. Auf der ersten Seite steht die Widmung: »Hab den Mut zu leben, denn sterben kann jeder.« Und Frida hat Mut. Sie trotzt den vielen persönlichen Rückschlägen und nimmt sich vom Leben, was sie will. Doch Frida lebt geborgte Tage. Ihr schmerzender Körper erinnert sie stets an ein Geheimnis, das sich in ihrem Notizbuch offenbart: Vor Jahren schloss sie einen Pakt mit einer geheimnisvollen Gestalt, die sie fortan begleitet, bis eines Tages der Zeitpunkt einer letzten Zusammenkunft bevorsteht. Ein fesselnder Roman, der die geheimnisvolle Seite des extremen Lebens der Künstlerin schildert; mit vielen raffinierten, persönlichen Kochrezepten von Frida Kahlo.

Parliamentary Libraries and Information Services of Asia and the Pacific

Papers prepared for the 62nd IFLA Conference Beijing, China August 25-31, 1996

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Author: Rob Brian

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110947633

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.

The End of Revolution

A Changing World in the Age of Live Television

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Author: Frida Ghitis

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1892941465

Category: Electronic books

Page: 252

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The End of Revolution takes us deep into the world drama, where CNN images were blocked from couch-potato-viewers. From Latin AmericaOCOs social volcanoes and East Asian strife to shock-therapy in Eastern Europe and new ethnic definitions, the Marxist guer"

Surviving Leon Trotsky: Untold Story

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Author: Eliyahu Abramson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257542125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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What if Trotsky's life long partner Natalya Sedova was a writer just like Leon was Then Natalya, living her live with such an interesting man had an incredible story to tell! At the beginning of the Last Century, young Leo Trotsky travels abroad, escaping Siberian Exile, to meet a radical revolutionary, V. Lenin. There Leo befriends a young Russian Noble woman Natalya Sedova. Leo continues his journey to Paris, where he and Natalya end up fundraising for Lenin. Natalya falls in love and hands over her heart to Leo. "Surviving Leon Trotsky" is a historical novel,Trotsky told through Sedova.

Hundert Jahre Revolution

Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert

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Author: Orlando Figes

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446248684

Category: History

Page: 400

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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.

Stalin

Eine Biographie

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Author: Raymond Kuhlmann

Publisher: MEHRING Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3886346781

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 511

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Ende der dreißiger Jahre arbeitete Leo Trotzki an der Biografie Josef Stalins. Er entfaltet in ihr vor den Augen des Lesers die Persönlichkeit Stalins in ihrer Beschränktheit und ihrer Ablehnung systematischer theoretischer Arbeit, die es ihm zeitlebens verwehrt hat, sich die weitgespannte Weltanschauung des Marxismus zu Eigen zu machen. Er zeigt, dass Stalin keine tragende Rolle in der Vorbereitungszeit der Oktoberrevolution von 1917 inne hatte, sondern dem Prozess der Ideengebung und Auseinandersetzung nur aus dem Abseits folgte. Stalins Zeit begann erst nach dem Ende des Bürgerkriegs, nach der Konsolidierung der Macht, die zusammenfiel mit Niederlagen der internationalen Arbeiterbewegung. Der wachsende Apparat im Staat fand in Stalin den Kopf, der weder moralische Skrupel noch ideologische Vorbehalte kannte, und seine charakteristische Ablehnung inhaltlicher Auseinandersetzung vervollständigten Stalins Eignung zum Vollstrecker des Thermidor. Die ersten sieben Kapitel behandeln die Jugend Stalins, seinen Anschluss an die Sozialdemokratie, die Zeit von Krieg und Verbannung und Stalins Rolle im Jahr 1917. Die weiteren Kapitel wurden aus den hinterlassenen Notizen und Fragmenten Trotzkis von Charles Malamuth, einem Übersetzer von Trotzkis Schriften ins Englische, zusammengestellt und veröffentlicht. Leo Trotzki konnte diese Biografie Stalins nicht vollenden, denn im August 1940 wurde er durch einen Agenten der stalinschen Geheimpolizei GPU in Mexiko ermordet.

Mexican Painters

Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

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Author: MacKinley Helm

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137082

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social movements, etc. 95 illustrations.

Trotzki

Das Janusgesicht der Revolution

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Author: Dimitri Wolkogonow

Publisher: Edition Berolina

ISBN: 3958415520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 550

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Der Terror begann nicht mit Stalin. Leo Trotzki, der „Sänger der Revolution", hat zugleich die Grundlagen der Diktatur gelegt, die sein siegreicher Rivale um die Macht perfektionierte. Diese große Biographie entzaubert den Mythos Trotzki – und eine Idee, die unser Jahrhundert beherrschte.

Introduction to Psychological Theories and Psychotherapy

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Author: Andrew Koffmann,M. Grace Walters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199398666

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This is an introductory text on psychological theories and psychotherapy that approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Written for psychiatry residents, but of notable relevance to other students and practitioners in medical and mental health fields, this book lays out a specific sequence for learning psychotherapy that emphasizes the fundamental importance of acquiring an appropriate foundational knowledge base in addition to learning the specific techniques of psychotherapies. Beyond emphasizing the details of major treatment models as well as the theory and research findings that inform the field of psychotherapy in general, a specific learning sequence is laid out that will guide the reader toward developing beginning competence as a psychotherapist. Psychoanalytic theory and behavior theory are each presented in historical context, with explanations and clear distinctions made among categories of each. These include classical psychoanalytic theory, ego psychology, object relations, the interpersonal school, intersubjective and relational approaches, learning theory (including classical and operant conditioning), cognitive theory, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Democracy

A World History

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Author: Temma Kaplan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199929963

Category: History

Page: 176

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In our time, the term "democracy" is frequently evoked to express aspirations for peace and social change or particular governmental systems that claim to benefit more than a select minority of the population. In this book, Temma Kaplan examines attempts from ancient Mesopotamia to the early twenty first century to create democratic governments that allow people to secure food, shelter, land, water, and peace for their mutual benefit. Since early times, proponents of direct or participatory democracy have come into conflict with the leaders of representative institutions that claim singular power over democracy. Patriots of one form or another have tried to reclaim the initiative to determine what democracy should mean and who should manage it. Frequently, people in small communities, trade unions, or repressed racial, religious, and political groups have marched forward using the language of democracy to carve a space for themselves and their ideas at the center of political life. Sometimes they have reinterpreted the old laws, and sometimes they have formulated new laws and institutions in order to gain greater opportunities to debate the major issues of their time. This book examines the development of the democratic ideal from ancient Rome to the Cortes in Spain, the philosophies of Guru Nanak and the Castilian patriot Juan de Padilla, and such inspirational personalities as the Polish trade unionist Anna Walentnyowicz and Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi. Though few democracies have sustained themselves for significant lengths of time, their emergence nearly everywhere on earth over thousands of years indicates their resilience despite the fragility of the democratic ideal.

Irving Howe

A Life of Passionate Dissent

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Author: Gerald Sorin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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A New York Times “Books for Summer Reading” selection Winner of the 2003 National Jewish Book Award for History By the time he died in 1993 at the age of 73, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century’s most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with baseball, music, and ballet, Howe wrote with such eloquence and lived with such conviction that his extraordinary work is now part of the canon of American social thought. In the first comprehensive biography of Howe’s life, historian Gerald Sorin brings us close to this man who rose from Jewish immigrant poverty in the 1930s to become one of the most provocative intellectuals of our time. Known most widely for his award-winning book World of Our Fathers, a rich portrayal of the East European Jewish experience in New York, Howe also won acclaim for his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American culture and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism as can be seen in the pages of Dissent, the journal he edited for nearly forty years. Deeply devoted to the ideal of democratic radicalism and true equality, Howe was constantly engaged in a struggle for decency and basic fairness in the face of social injustice. In the century of Auschwitz, the Gulag, and global inter-ethnic mass murder, it was difficult to sustain political certainties and take pride in one's humanity. To have lived a life of conviction and engagement in that era was a notable achievement. Irving Howe lived such a life and Gerald Sorin has done a masterful job of guiding us through it in all its passion and complexity.

Leon Trotsky

a biography

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Author: Ronald Segal

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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