About this book
An authoritative single-volume biography of Lenin that pieces together his private as well as his public life. Making use of newly opened archives, Robert Service provides an account of some of the greatest turning points in modern history. 'Immensely scholarly, but also vivid and readable. This is a splendid book, much the best I have ever read about Lenin' "Sunday Telegraph"
The critically acclaimed biography of Lenin by one of the greatest Russian history experts and bestselling author of Trotsky, Stalin and Comrades.