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ISBN:
0582437601
Author:
Beryl Williams
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge; 2nd edition (August 17, 2000)
Pages:
240 pages
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Beryl Williams' new book is a clear introduction to the life, ideology and impact of Lenin, one of the formative figures of the twentieth-century world

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life. Beryl Williams' new book is a clear introduction to the life, ideology and impact of Lenin, one of the formative figures of the twentieth-century world. It provides an excellent introduction to Lenin and his role in the Russian Revolution.

Rather than a full biography, Williams provides a focused study on Lenin and power - his thinking about it, his efforts to gain it, and his exercise of it.

Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as cultural revolution, foreign policy and expansion. As well as being an examination of Lenin's life and work, this is an up-to-date evaluation of recent historiographical debates and literature in the context of the period

Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses. Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century.

by. Williams, Beryl, 1940-. Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924, Heads of state - Soviet Union - Biography, Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1917-1936, Heads of state. Harlow, Eng. : New York : Longman. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Beryl Williams is Emeritus Reader in History at the University of Sussex. Her publications include The Russian Revolution (1987) and Lenin (Longman’s Profiles in Power,2000) and various articles on Russian and Soviet history. She is currently working on a book on Late Tsarist Russia. Pushkin House Wine Club: Russian Vodka vs. English Gin.

Submit a book or article. The Russian Revolution of 1905. Beryl Williams - 1989 - History of European Ideas 11 (1-6):203-208. Lenin and the Problem of Nationalities. Beryl Williams - 1992 - History of European Ideas 15 (4-6):611-617. History of Western Philosophy. 20th Century Philosophy. Karl Marx in 19th Century Philosophy.

Lenin, Beryl Williams Longman New York 1999. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1999, Lenin, Beryl Williams Longman New York. Introduction: Rethinking Lenin.

Beryl Elizabeth Williams (May 23, 1914 – May 7, 1999) played a leading role in the desegregation of the Baltimore public school system and is considered the mother of continuing education at Morgan State University, a historical black college located in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born Beryl Elizabeth Warner in Bangor, Maine. Her father was a Boston & Maine Railroad porter and her mother owned and operated a Bangor boarding house.

Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century.

Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as cultural revolution, foreign policy and expansion. As well as being an examination of Lenin’s life and work, this is an up-to-date evaluation of recent historiographical debates and literature in the context of the period.

  • Samuhn
The author makes more of an argument for hating Lenin than explaining his life, which makes the book into a long essay instead of a short biography.

The first few chapters are a fairly good explanation of Lenin as a youngster and how certain events may have influenced his ideological choices. The problem is, when arguing her point, Williams chooses to use a lot of speculation instead of fact.

The second half of the book blames the downfalls of the Revolution, the civil war, famine, disease, and every other obstacle in Russia on Lenin. It is argued that the main betrayal of the revolution lies in the fact that Lenin is a power-hungry man who will not compromise with anybody despite their position or knowledge. He also is sponsering terrorism and randomly shooting his own citizens for various reasons (strikes, being middle/upper class), and sometimes just for intimidation. Even if all the atrocities are true, and every decision did come directly from Lenin, she still does not explain his reasoning for doing so. More importantly, she did not answer the question, "Why did Lenin commit these horrible atrocities if he fought his whole life to make a better society?" Why would he randomly kill peasants while trying to elevate their position in society? Everything definately does not fit together by the end of this book. One is left feeling hatred for Lenin and his ideals. She does make him out to be a complete psychopath who is jaded by his brother's execution at the hands of the czar, and desperately wants revenge on everyone in Russia.

I could go on about how bad this book is, but I think you get the picture. If you are looking to argue with friends and colleagues about why Lenin is the first terrorist and the worst leader ever, still don't get this book. This book provides a very weak argument. On the back cover this book sounds as if you can make your own choice at the end, but Beryl Williams tries to make up your mind for you the whole book with some of the most idiotic arguments ever!
  • SadLendy
After a brief intro about Lenin's early years, Williams covers Lenin from the time he joined the ranks of other Russian political revolutionaries to his death. The emphasis is on his actions in acquiring and maintaining power in the swirl of competing political leftist parties before and during the revolution, and his later actions with regard to keeping the reins of national political control following the revolution. In the context of this narrative, he discusses Lenin's views on politics, ideology, and policy during the different time periods covered in the book. The quotes from Lenin reveal a man concerned with power. Williams shows how Lenin's orders and actions left a legacy of justifications for killing people and destroying entire families and villages in the name of the "party" or the "revolution." He demonstrates in Lenin's own words the link from Lenin to Stalin.