History of the Russian Revolution

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History of the Russian Revolution
Author Leon Trotsky
Translator Max Eastman
Language Russian
Genre History
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 1040
ISBN 0-913460-83-4

The History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky is a 3 volume book on the Russian Revolution of 1917. Trotsky finished writing it in Russian in 1930 and was then translated into English by Max Eastman in 1932. The three parts are: The Overthrow of Tzarism, The Attempted Counter-Revolution and The Triumph of the Soviets.

It is considered an important and unique work as a history of a major event written by someone who took a leading role in it. In his note about the author in the first English Translation, Max Eastman wrote that "this present work... will take its place in the record of Trotsky's life... as one of the supreme achievements of this versatile and powerful mind and will."[1]

All three parts are available free online at the Trotsky Internet Archive or can be purchased as a single book published by Haymarket Books (ISBN 9781931859455) or Pathfinder Press (ISBN 0-913460-83-4). The book can also be purchased in 3 volumes from WellRedBooks (ISBN 1-9000-07-26-6).


  1. ^ Trotsky L. The History of the Russian Revolution, Introduction page xii (1992) Pathfinder

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