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1917. Yroki Oktobrya. [I.e. later translated into Engkish as "Lessons of October 1917].
1917. (Berlin, 1924). Original printed wrappers. A bit of browning to wrappers and a bit loose at the inner hinges. But overall in very nice condition. 59pp. ¶ First edition, in the extremely scarce separate off-print, of this seminal essay, which appeared in October 1924 as the preface to the third volume of Trotsky's collected works. The essay now counts as a work in its own and was subsequently reprinted numerous times on its own, by the Trotskyist movement. This seminal essay came to play a defining role in the development of post-Lenin politics in Russia. It was extremely critical of the purported revolutionary failings of two key members of the collective leadership that ruled Soviet Russia in the months after Lenin's death, Grigory Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev, and Trotsky was seen as main threat to the accession of power. The publication of his foundational essay on the October Revolution was used as a pretext for the Soviet leadership to isolate and attack Trotsky. It now constitutes a cornerstone of post-Revolutionaly Russian politics. "When Lenin was stricken with his first cerebral hemorrhage in May 1922, the question of eventual succession to the leadership of Russia became urgent. Trotsky, owing to his record and his charismatic qualities, was the obvious candidate in the eyes of the party rank and file, but jealousy among his colleagues on the Politburo prompted them to combine against him. As an alternative, the Politburo supported the informal leadership of the troika composed of Grigory Zinovyev, Lev Kamenev, and Stalin.In the winter of 1922-23 Lenin recovered … [Click Below for Full Description]
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