Lenin on the Train

A gripping account of how Lenin’s 1917 train ride to Petrograd ignited the Russian Revolution.

By Catherine Merridale Read by Gordon Griffin Biographies & Memoirs / History - European / Nonfiction / Politics English, Unabridged 10h 3m Sell Sheet
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							In April 1917, as 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. To lead the revolt, Lenin needed to return to Petrograd immediately. But to get there, he would have to cross Germany, which meant accepting help from the deadliest of Russia’s adversaries and betraying his homeland. Bringing to life a world of counter-espionage, intrigue, wartime desperation, illicit finance, and misguided utopianism,Catherine Merridale provides a riveting account of this pivotal journey as well as the underground conspiracy and subterfuge that went into making it happen.

"A superbly written narrative history that draws together and makes sense of scattered data, anecdotes, and minor episodes, affording us a bigger picture of events that we now understand to be transformative." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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"...a richly detailed book that turns familiar material into an intense adventure." - Minneapolis Star Tribune