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"Rosmer's book should be on the shelf of every militant."Christopher Hitchens
Like thousands of others drawn to the promise and potential of the first workers' revolution, Alfred Rosmer found himself in Russian during the early years of Soviet rule. In this gripping political memoir of those days, Rosmer draws on his unique perspective to shatter the myths about the alleged totalitarianism of the Bolshevik party before the rise of Stalin.
Alfred Rosmer (18771964) was an early companion of Lenin and Trotsky in the international Communist movement. He was active in the French labor movement and helped found La VieOuvrière (Workers' Life).