|The gripping previously untold story of a terrorist leader whose death would catapult his brother--Vladimir Lenin--to revolution.|
From the Publisher:
Drawing on the family archives of Vladimir Lenin, originally Vladimir Ulyanov, the author traces the transformation of the Communist leader's brother, Alexander, from a humble student to a terrorist plotting the assassination of the tsar and delves into how the failed plot and Alexander's subsequent execution shaped the ideals and motivations of Lenin.Traces the transformation of Lenin's brother, Alexander Ulyanov, from student to terrorist and examines how a failed plot to assassinate the tsar and Alexander's subsequent execution shaped the ideals and motivations of Lenin.
"An evenhanded, complex, fascinating historical analysis." 12/01/2010