We would like to invite you to Paul Le Blancs book presentation of his latest book “Leon Trotsky – Critical Lives”. He will speak about the life of Trotsky and his ongoing relevance for today.
Thursday November 19 at 7.00 PM
Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
After the meeting there will be an open discussion about the topic and the possibility to buy the book.
About the book
In Leon Trotsky, Paul Le Blanc delves deep into Trotsky’s life and relationships to reveal and make sense of his complex character and decisive actions. Interweaving dramatic historical events with examinations of Trotsky’s multi-faceted personality, he offers incisive views of the key facets of Trotsky’s life: his involvement with Soviet bureaucracy, the Spanish Civil War, and the rise of Hitler in the years before World War II. Illuminating Trotsky’s personal and political struggles and achievements, this balanced portrait will be invaluable to history students or anyone interested in the extraordinary lives that made up the twentieth century.
“A reasonably balanced and engaging defense of his subject. Le Blanc insists that Trotsky’s ideas remain relevant as global capitalism endures new crises.”
— Times Literary Supplement
About the author
Paul Le Blanc, Professor of History at La Roche College and
member of ISO Pittsburgh, has been active in various movements for social change since 1965. He is co-author with Michael Yates of “A Freedom Budget for All Americans: Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement for Economic Justice Today”
(Monthly Review Press, 2013), which won a Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Text.