This book gives a unique insight into the "ten days that shook the world." Never before had the working class siezed power and held on to it. The ruling classes of the world were sent into a panic by the very idea that their inferiors might get ideas above their station. The book also shows that the Bolshevik party was a very different party from the monolithic Stalinist Parties which came to rule in Russia and China.
The book is not impartial. Although middle class in origin (as was Lenin) Trotsky dedicated himself to the struggle of the working class, to the liberation of the poor from poverty and oppression.
And Trotsky's work did not end with the Russian Revolution either. The Death Agony of Capitalism shows the same Leon Trotsky fighting out the working class fight in 1938. In addition to the capitalists he also had to fight against the Stalinists who had derailed the Russian Revolution too. And his followers are to be found today in the Committee for a Workers' International.
The Death Agony of Capitalism
- Paperback: 992 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (2 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780241301319
- ISBN-13: 978-0241301319
- ASIN: 0241301319
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 5.5 x 23.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)