Preface - PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: V.I. LENIN'S LIFE AND LEGACY - V.I. Lenin and the Founding of the Soviet State - The Russia of Lenin's Youth - Lenin as Revolutionary - World War I and the Russian Revolution - Bolshevik Rule and the New Soviet State - War Communism: Ideology or Pragmatism? - Lenin's Last Active Years: The New Economic Policy and Other Innovations - Lenin's Decline - Lenin's Legacy - PART TWO: THE DOCUMENTS - Chronology of V.I. Lenin's Life (1870-1924) - Questions for Consideration - Selected Bibliography
JEFFREY BROOKS is Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University, USA. GEORGIY CHERNYAVSKUIY is an Independent Researcher.