Lenin: The Man and His Work and the Impressions of Col. Raymond Robins and Arthur Ransome
New York, Scott and Seltzer. 1919. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 202pp, 1 facsimile illustration, Biographical Sketch, 10 Months with Lenin, Impressions of Raymond Robins, Lenin in 1919 by Arthur Ransome, Conservative and Adverse Opinions on, poem by Anise. 12mo/19cm. Blue cloth, slightly edgeworn and soiled, endpages and few others marred by child scribblings (mainly numbers), hinges cracked, 2 leaves (pp 15-19) with closed tears, newsclip from 1921 New York World on Lenin in Paris pasted in opposite p 23. Overall Fair. Impressions of the author and two other Americans who were either friends or had substantive contact with Lenin during the Revolutionary years. Albert Rhys Williams ((1883-1962) was a labor organizer and journalist who went to Russia in 1917 to report on and participate in the Revolution. He became friendly with and worked closely with Lenin as well as the Commusnist author, John Reed. On returning to America, he wrote and lectured extensively on the positive aspects of the Revolution and Communist regime though never joining the party himself. Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) was a British journalist and author who covered the Russian Revolution and was friendly with both Lenin and Trotsky. He married Trotsky's secretary. Col. Raymond Robins was head of the American Red Cross team in Russia and met with Lenin often. Good.
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Keywords: Russian Revolution Opinions & Impressions of Lenin Raymond Robins Arthur Ransome Anise Biography History Politics & Government V.I. Ulianov Soviet Union Russia Communism