This study shows how Lenin's life was permanently altered at the age of seventeen by the execution of his brother Alexander, his transformation from a model student in secondary school into a revolutionary at the university, his fascination with Chernyshevsky, and his long involvement with the Jacobin wing of the revolutionary movement.
Originally published in 1980.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. 1
- CONTENTS, pg. 9
- EDITOR’S PREFACE, pg. 11
- AUTHOR’S PREFACE, pg. 13
- 1. FAMILY, CHILDHOOD, AND YOUTH, pg. 21
- 2. APPRENTICESHIP IN REVOLUTION, pg. 47
- 3. THE SEARCH FOR A THEORY OF REVOLUTION, pg. 69
- 4. THE QUEST FOR POWER, pg. 97
- 5. SUCCESS AND FAILURE, pg. 120
- NOTES, pg. 161
- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 183
- INDEX, pg. 189