The Russian Revolution of 1917 can be regarded as the greatest event in human history. Capitalism had broken at its weakest link. The Russian Revolution heralded the beginning of the world revolution, inspiring the hopes and dreams of millions.
Leon Trotsky’s History of these events is a masterpiece. It was the first time that a scientific history of a great event had been written by a man who played a dominant part in it. It remains by far the best account of the Russian Revolution today.