I'll just add, hear hear!
All this is narrated by Helen Rappaport with clarity and vivid detail, including much anecdotal incident which places the reader close to the action.
It is one of the best books I've read on modern history, well on a par with Montefiore's work on Stalin and Service's biography on Lenin.
Very interesting book.about Lenin's lbiography, containing many details unknown by most of us.Published 1 month ago by Dr. E. W. Rugendorff
Lenin has long been seen in the West as both a demon and a savior. His message of all power to the working classes continues to inspire terror among the rich and powerful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Hosse
Lenin spent 16 long years out of Russia, before he came back to Russia in 1917. He spent time in Germany, Austrian Poland, Italy (Capri), England, France, and Switzerland. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
The genre of popular history when applied to biography has certain clear drawbacks, and in Helen Rappaport's "Conspirator: Lenin in Exile", these are all in evidence. Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by M. A. Krul
Helen Rappaport's book on Lenin's years in exile is a wonderful, fulfilling book.
It is one of the best books I've read on modern history, well on a par with... Read more
I often wonder, when reading historical biographies, whether it is the person who creates the events or the events that create the person. Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by Andrew Desmond
What makes this more than just a biographical homage to Lenin is that it's truly the story of Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov and the man who became Lenin. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Grey Wolffe
Most people's mental picture of Lenin resembles those ubiquitous statues that used to dominate every city and town in the Soviet bloc: indomitable and impenetrable. Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by John D. Cofield
Helen Rapaport's entertaining and detailed account of Lenin's years of exile provides a detailed account of a fanatic whose crackpot ideas caused the death of millions of his... Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by The Pen