The Unknown Lenin

From the Secret Archive
Editor(s): 
Pipes, Richard
ISBN: 
0300076622
Date published: 
May 1999
Paperback
Price: 
£10.95
Pages: 
232

Lenin the man, the revolutionary and world leader has remained an enigma, part myth arising from the tumult of the Russian Revolution and part image carefully controlled for nearly seventy years by the leaders of the Soviet Union and their sympathisers abroad. The Unknown Lenin, containing long concealed documents from the Soviet archives, helps correct that myth and revise the image. Lenin emerges here as a ruthless and manipulative leader who used terror, subversion, and persecution to achieve his goals.