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Essential Marx

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ISBN-10: 048645116X

ISBN-13: 9780486451169

Edition: 2006

Authors: Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky

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Shortly before he was assassinated in 1940, Trotsky — one of Marx's most devoted converts and a key figure in the Russian Revolution — interpreted the great theorist's economic philosophy. Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena. He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Man's Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, "The Communist Manifesto" (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marx's most important work, however, may be "Das Kapital" (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism. He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.

Leon Trotsky was born Lev Davidovich Bronshteyn, the son of a prosperous Jewish farmer in the Ukraine. Sent to Odessa for his secondary-school education, he became a member of a Marxist circle in 1896. Imprisoned many times, he escaped from exile in Siberia in 1902 by using the name of a jailer called Trotsky on a false passport. During World War I, he lived in Switzerland, France, and New York City, where he edited the newspaper Novy Mir (New World). In 1917, after the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II, he went back to Russia and joined Lenin in the first, abortive, July Revolution of the Bolsheviks. A key organizer of the successful October Revolution, he was People's Commissar for Foreign…