[Catherine Merridale] ✓ Lenin on the Train [writing PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ The story of Lenin on the Train is only 20 pages of almost 300 There is unnecessary information included about the British inteligence in Russia The most important part how Lenin is persuaded by the German inteligence to get on their train is only 1 4 of a page I think the caption of this book misleads the readers, appropriate would be British Inteligence and Lenin in the years of the World War I.
A rattling good account of the contradictions of the Russian Revolution only marred by some well worn character assassination of the Bolshevik leader Merridale shows how against all odds, Lenin managed to return to Russia by exploiting the imperialist rivalry of WW1 The Russian Revolution began as a revolt against the war but the leaders who were thrust into power by the collapse of Tsarism wanted to continue the war Lenin s genius was to grip this contradiction with the death grip of the bulldog For Lenin, the fate of the Russian Revolution would be decided by the revolt of workers throughout the rest of Europe by turning the imperialist war into a civil war on a global scale Sadly, the fate of the German Revolution 1919 23 is barely mentionned I recommend The Lost Revolution by Chris Harman for a detailed account of the interconnectednes When revolution erupted in Russia, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was in Switzerland, condemned to exile by tsarist courts Like other Bolshevik leaders, Lenin was immediately desperate to make it back home, but, in his case, it was easier said than done This was 1917, when Russia was at war with Germany, and he was stranded, with no obvious way to make the journey However, to his surprise, there was unexpected co operation from German High Command, who were actually eager to return the troublemaking firebrand back to Russia, where they hoped rightly, as it turned out that he would disrupt Russia s war effort This then, is the story of how Lenin, and a group of other displaced Russians, were taken across Germany i I dithered a bit about whether to rate this as 3 or 4 stars In the end I went for 4 as it is a decent enough read It covers a narrower time period than I expected though The book focuses very much on the run up to the February Revolution, and then on Lenin s return to Russia In fairness, this is what the title actually suggests, but for some reason I had expected the author to finish with the October Revolution, when she actually finishes the narrative part in the summer of 1917 There is then a last chapter reviewing Lenin s legacy.
We all know of course how Lenin, in exile in February 1917, got back to Russia with the aid of the German government, and the author also examines other German assistance and funding for the Bolsheviks Her examination is unemotional, and she largely concludes that the Bolsheviks and the German government used each other fo A statesman Bismarck, if I am not mistaken once said that to accept a thing in principle means, in the language of diplomacy, to reject it in effect.
Vladimir Ilyich LeninThis is one of those great idea on paper sorts of projects Part of which almost always involves misaligned expectations, so as reader, I ll take some responsibility there Still.
What the book proposes a secret history of the clandestine ride of Vladimir Lenin from Switzerland up to the Arctic Circle and into the Revolutionary Russia of 1917 At the famous Petrograd Finland Station As the world was crashing outside in the violent catastrophe of The Great War What the author implies an untold story as Lenin s super secret sealed train car threads the needle of wartime Germany, a journey packed with spies, variable allegiances, and intrigue Vetted by the author herself, a Russia Historia
Una bella ricostruzione storica, che approfondisce il contesto che porta al famoso viaggio in treno di Lenin e del suo gruppo da Zurigo a Pietroburgo attraverso la Germania, le vicende che si susseguono durante i giorni di viaggio e la situazione all arrivo nella capitale russa.
n aprilie 1917, Lenin pleac de la re edin a sa din Elve ia, cu trenul, ntr o c l torie finan at i sprijinit de nem i, pe ruta Zurich Berlin Stockholm Haparanda Tornio Petrograd Scopul preluarea conducerii revolu iei ruse ti de c tre bol evici, retragerea din r zboiul mondial i instaurarea dictaturii poporului.
Catherine Merridale reconstituie aceast c l torie destul de periculoas pentru standardele vremii, concentr ndu se ns nu pe c l toria propriu zis documentele sunt pu ine, m rturiile i mai pu ine, mul i dintre nso itori fiind uci i n anii ce au urmat , ci pe circumstan ele ei, respectiv pe influen ele politice europene, revoltele mpotriva arismului din Petrograd, coali iile din capitala Rusiei, personalitatea controversat a lu What that dead man has come to symbolise is a system so rotten that it does not even qualify to be described as a fossil But like fossil hunters everywhere, I dreamed of stepping back into the world where it had breathed Above are the words of author Catherine Merridale from her introduction to this fine book, and I am delighted to say that she has thoroughly succeeded in recreating the world of which she speaks, so much so that the reader himself can step back into it too Lenin on the Train is not a work of fiction, though Merridale tells the story so well, and focuses in on a sequence of events so dramatic, that it would not seem out of place in a historical thriller The book describes the titular journey made by the so called sealed train from Zurich to Petrograd now Saint Petersburg with radical Soviet Vladimir Lenin and his chums rattling around in its carriages a
D from the University of Birmingham Retiring from her academic career, Merridale became a freelance writer in 2014 She has written for the London Review of books, the New Statesman, The Independent, The Guardian, and the Literary Review She has also contributed to BBC Radio Arguably the twentieth century was a short century On the historical scales, the century begins with the First World War and ends with the fall of the Soviet Union Now, the early events are approaching their centennial marks and with that, there is renewed interest, new information, and thinking of the events Lenin s train ride was an important event in world aff A Gripping Account Of How, In The Depths Of The First World War, Russia S Greatest Revolutionary Was Taken In A Sealed Train Across Europe And Changed The History Of The WorldBy The European War Seemed To Be Endless Both Sides In The Fighting Looked To New Weapons, Tactics And Ideas To Break A Stalemate That Was Itself Destroying Europe In The German Government A Small Group Of Men Had A Brilliant Idea Why Not Sow Further Confusion In An Increasingly Chaotic Russia By Arranging For Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, The Most Notorious Of Revolutionary Extremists, Currently Safely Bottled Up In Neutral Switzerland, To Go Home Catherine Merridale S Lenin on the Train Recreates Lenin S Extraordinary Journey From Harmless Exile In Zurich, Across A Germany Falling To Pieces From The War S Deprivations, And Northwards To The Edge Of Lapland To His Eventual Ecstatic Reception By The Revolutionary Crowds At Petrograd S Finland Station