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The Resource Lenin on the train, Catherine Merridale

Lenin on the train, Catherine Merridale

Label
Lenin on the train
Title
Lenin on the train
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Merridale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin's fateful rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II's abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately resolved to return to Petrograd and lead the revolt. But to get there, he would have to cross Germany, which meant accepting help from the deadliest of Russia's adversaries. Germany saw an opportunity to further destabilize Russia by allowing Lenin and his small group of revolutionaries to return. Now, drawing on a dazzling array of sources and never-before-seen archival material, renowned historian Catherine Merridale provides a riveting, nuanced account of this enormously consequential journey--the train ride that changed the world--as well as the underground conspiracy and subterfuge that went into making it happen. Writing with the same insight and formidable intelligence that distinguished her earlier works, she brings to life a world of counter-espionage and intrigue, wartime desperation, illicit finance, and misguided utopianism. This was the moment when the Russian Revolution became Soviet, the genesis of a system of tyranny and faith that changed the course of Russia's history forever and transformed the international political climate"--
Summary
The author of Red Fortress presents a gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin’s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554539
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merridale, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 947.0841092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DK254.L443
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Revolutionaries
  • Exiles
  • Espionage, German
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Lenin on the train, Catherine Merridale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in the UK by Allen Lane, London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark Forces -- Black Markets -- Red Lake -- Scarlet Ribbons -- Maps and Plans -- The Sealed Train -- Leaderless -- Lenin in Lapland -- From the Finland Station -- Gold -- Fellow Travellers
Control code
1742326
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781627793018
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627793018
  • (OCoLC)950448578
Label
Lenin on the train, Catherine Merridale
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in the UK by Allen Lane, London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark Forces -- Black Markets -- Red Lake -- Scarlet Ribbons -- Maps and Plans -- The Sealed Train -- Leaderless -- Lenin in Lapland -- From the Finland Station -- Gold -- Fellow Travellers
Control code
1742326
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781627793018
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627793018
  • (OCoLC)950448578

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