Robert Service, 17 March 1988
Show More Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World by Mikhail Gorbachev.
Collins, 254 pp., £12.95, November 1987, 0 00 215660 1Show More
The Birth of Stalinism: The USSR on the Eve of the ‘Second Revolution’ by Michal Reiman, translated by George Saunders.
Tauris, 188 pp., £24.50, November 1987, 1 85043 066 7Show More
Stalin in October: The Man who Missed the Revolution by Robert Slusser.
Johns Hopkins, 281 pp., £20.25, December 1987, 0 8018 3457 0Show More
“... of conservative, liberal and Trotskyite historians who followed Trotsky made the same mistake. Robert Slusser’s book supplies chapter and verse on the way Trotsky misconstrued Stalin’s role in the months before October 1917. Stalin was one of a handful of members of the Bolshevik Central Committee who formed its inner core. He seldom did as he was ...”