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July 18, 2010
Robert Service
Author, "Trotsky"
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· Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of Russian History at Oxford University (1998-Present)

· Professor at Keele University
· Professor for London School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

· "Comrades: A World History of Communism"
· “Stalin: A Biography”
· “Lenin: A Biography”
· “Trotsky: A Biography”

· Degree in Russian and Classical Greek Cambridge University
· Graduate studies in Politics at University of Essex

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Info: Robert Service has authored a trilogy of books about Russian leaders. His newest book examines the life of Leon Trotsky, a Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist who was one of the leaders of the 1917 October Revolution. He was one of the first members of the Politburo and a leader in the Red Army. Previously, Robert Service has authored biographies on Stalin and Lenin. In this interview, he talks about all three leaders, their relationships, their work in the Communist party, and their deaths. Robert Service teaches Russian History at Oxford University. An additional feature to this week's program: A 30 minute web exclusive interview on c-span.org with Robert Service on the nuts and bolts of his research and writing about Russian leaders over the years.

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