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The unknown Lenin [electronic resource] : from the secret archive /
edited by Richard Pipes, with the assistance of David Brandenberger ; basic translation of Russian documents by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick.
imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1996.
description
xx, 204 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0300069197 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1996.
isbn
0300069197 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
11955000
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Richard Pipes is Baird Research Professor of History at Harvard University. A former director of East European and Soviet affairs for the National Security Council, he is the author of numerous books and essays on Russia.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1996-09:
Pipes, a Harvard professor and noteworthy author of numerous works, most recently The Concise History of the Russian Revolution (LJ 10/1/95), has edited and translated previously secret archived memos about Lenin from the Bolshevik period and after. In the introduction, he aptly points out that the "official" Lenin is significantly different from the "unknown" Lenin described by many thousands of secret unpublished documents. His book is very cumbersome to read; over 100 documents are given, with notes at the end of each. Some of the actual document illustrations are illegible, and Pipes's interpretation of what they portray is thinly veiled opinion. The information is very specialized academic information, unsuitable for most libraries.‘Harry V. Willems, Southeast Kansas Lib. System, Iola (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Lenin the man, the revolutionary, & world leader has remained an enigma, part myth arising from the tumult of the Russian Revolution & part image carefully controlled for nearly seventy years by the leaders of the Soviet Union & their sympathizers abroad. The Unknown Lenin, containing long concealed documents from the Soviet archives, helps correct that myth & revise the image. Lenin emerges here as a ruthless, manipulative leader who used terror, subversion & persecution to achieve his goals.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Containing newly released documents from the Lenin archive in Russia, this book looks at Lenin the man and the politician, and attempts to prove that he was a ruthless and manipulative leader who used terror, subversion and persecution to achieve his aims.
Publisher Fact Sheet
Using long concealed documents from the Soviet archives, shows that Lenin the man was a ruthless, manipulative leader who used terror, subversion, & persecution to achieve his goals.
Unpaid Annotation
Lenin - the man, the revolutionary, and the world leader - has remained an enigma, part myth arising from the tumult of the Russian Revolution and part image carefully controlled for nearly seventy years by the leaders of the Soviet Union and their sympathizers abroad. The Unknown Lenin, containing long concealed documents from the Soviet archives, helps correct the myth and revise the image. Lenin emerges here as a ruthless, manipulative leader who used terror, subversion, and persecution to achieve his goals.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Works Frequently Citedp. xvii
Political and Governmental Organizationsp. xviii
Note on the Documentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Lenin: A Biographical Sketchp. 14
From the Secret Archive
Patent of Nobility 12 December 1886p. 19
Transfer of Shmit Funds 21 February 1909p. 20
Draft Resolution November 1909p. 22
Shmit Legacy Receipt 13 November 1909p. 24
Telegram to Badaev 23 or 24 May 1914p. 25
Letter to Armand 7 June 1914p. 26
Letter to Armand Before 6 July 1914p. 27
Letter to Armand 16 July 1914p. 27
Letter to Armand Before 25 July 1914p. 27
Letter to Malinovsky 13 November 1915p. 31
Letter to Malinovsky 22 December 1915p. 31
Letter to Malinovsky 14 November 1916p. 32
Letter to Armand 26 November 1916p. 33
Letter to Armand 12 January 1917p. 33
Letter to Armand 19 January 1917p. 34
Letter to Armand 22 January 1917p. 34
Deposition About Malinovsky 8 June 1917p. 35
Remarks at Central Committee Meeting 15 November 1917p. 41
Message to Yuriev 26 March 1918p. 43
Exchange with Yuriev 9-10 April 1918p. 44
Exchange with Unidentified Person 5 June 1918p. 46
Cable About Ex-Tsar 16 July 1918p. 47
Conversation with Krasin 11 August 1918p. 47
Letter to Penza Communists 11 August 1918p. 50
Letter to Berzin 14 August 1918p. 53
Exchange with Chicherin 19 August 1918p. 54
Letter to Vorovsky 21 August 1918p. 55
Memo to Krestinsky 3 or 4 September 1918p. 56
Letter to Berzin 15-20 October 1918p. 58
Letter to Berzin 18 October 1918p. 59
Exchange with Kursky 26 November 1918p. 60
Telegram to Zinoviev 7 January 1919p. 61
Letter to Rozhkov 29 January 1919p. 62
Minutes of Eighth Congress 23 March 1919p. 63
Draft re Printers' Strike Before 28 April 191p. 66
Trotsky's Exchange with Central Committee 5 July 1919p. 67
Note to Klinger 9 August 1919p. 69
Telegram to Frunze 30 August 1919p. 69
Memo from Trotsky 1 October 1919p. 70
Letter to Eliava 16 October 1919p. 74
Telegram to Zinoviev and Others 17 October 1919p. 75
Policy in the Ukraine Before 21 November 1919p. 76
Telegram to Stalin 14 February 1920p. 78
Telegram to Stalin 17 March 1920p. 78
Exchange with Chicherin 6 April 1920p. 79
Telegram to Atkarsk 20 April 1920p. 81
Note to Trotsky 7 May 1920p. 82
Notes on Finnish Communists 18 June 1920p. 83
Note to Politburo 24 June 1920p. 84
Telegram to Terek 25-30 June 1920p. 84
Letter from Chicherin 10 July 1920p. 85
Telegram to Unshlikht 15 July 1920p. 88
Draft Resolution of RKP(b) Plenum Before 17 July 1920p. 89
Telegram to Stalin 23 July 1920p. 90
Telegram to Smilga 4 August 1920p. 92
Exchange on Armenia Before 9 August 1920p. 92
Note to Chicherin 21 August 1920p. 93
Draft of Politburo Resolution 21 August 1920p. 94
Report on Polish War 20 September 1920p. 95
Directives to loffe and Berzin 2 October 1920p. 116
Report on Pogroms 17-18 October 1920p. 116
Telegram to Stalin 18 November 1920p. 119
Dzerzhinsky's Report on POWs November 1920p. 119
Resolution on Turkey Before 4 December 1920p. 121
Draft of Politburo Resolution 26 January 1921p. 122
Remarks at Tenth Congress 13 March 1921p. 123
Telegram to Tsaritsyn 25 March 1921p. 125
Exchange on Weapons Purchases 18 May 1921p. 125
Exchange with Litvinov 29 June 1921p. 126
Telegram to Siberia 2 July 1921p. 127
Report on Pogroms 6 July 1921p. 128
Note to Chicherin 25 July 1921p. 129
Telegram on Food Supply 30 July 1921p. 130
Letter to Chicherin 6 August 1921p. 132
Note to Molotov 23 August 1921p. 133
Letter to Berzin 8 September 1921p. 134
Note to Unshlikht 21 September 1921p. 135
Note from Trotsky 4 October 1921p. 136
Telegram to Tsaritsyn 4 October 1921p. 136
Remarks on Weapons Purchases 21 October 1921p. 137
Remarks About Kamenev 1 December 1921p. 138
Letter to Krestinsky 28 January 1922p. 138
Letter to Molotov 30 January 1922p. 140
Letter to Molotov 31 January 1922p. 141
Letter to Sokolnikov 4 February 1922p. 142
Letter to Stalin and Kamenev 4 February 1922p. 142
Note to Sokolnikov After 4 February 1922p. 144
Letter to Chicherin 10 February 1922p. 144
Request to Pharmacy 13 February 1922p. 146
Note to Kamenev 20 February 1922p. 146
Exchange with Molotov 6-7 March 1922p. 147
Trotsky's Memorandum 10 March 1922p. 148
Exchange with Trotsky 11 and 12 March 1922p. 150
Letter on Events in Shuia 19 March 1922p. 152
Note to Gorbunov 21 March 1922p. 156
Exchange with Kamenev After 4 April 1922p. 157
Request to Pharmacy 6 April 1922p. 158
Telegram to Chicherin 17 April 1922p. 159
Telegram from Politburo 17 April 1922p. 160
Telegram to Chicherin 25 April 1922p. 161
Letter from Trotsky 28 April 1922p. 162
Letter to Stalin 19 May 1922p. 163
Note to Politburo 22 May 1922p. 164
Letter to Stalin 15 June 1922p. 165
Note to Stalin 7 July 1922p. 165
Note to Kamenev mid-July 1922p. 166
Letter to Stalin 17 July 1922p. 168
Letter to Stalin and Kamenev 28 August 1922p. 170
Letter to Stalin 11 September 1922p. 171
Note to Unshlikht 17 September 1922p. 174
Letter to Radek 28 October 1922p. 174
Note to Zinoviev October-December 1922p. 175
Letter to Stalin 13 December 1922p. 176
Afterwordp. 177
Appendix
Memo from Marchlewski 26 October 1919p. 191
Telegram from Frunze 24 August 1920p. 193
Telegram from Artuzov November 1920p. 194
Telegrams from Trotsky 4 October 1921p. 195
Message from Chicherin 30 January 1922p. 196
Chicherin's First Telegram 15 April 1922p. 197
Chicherin's Second Telegram 15 April 1922p. 198
Resolution About Lenin 18 December 1922p. 200
Instructions After Lenin's Death 22 January 1924p. 200
List of Document and Illustration Creditsp. 203
Indexp. 209
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