1. Beautiful narrative
2. Precise characterizations & magnificent portraits of significant historical figures
3. Masterful Marxist understanding of the materialism & dialectics
4. 1300+ pages
5. An authentic non-fiction historical masterpiece, written by one of the event’s central participants; which makes it unique
If the current stand-off between the US & Russia in the Ukraine proves anything, it is this; people everywhere must understand the historical significance of the Soviet Union, or else we all will be annihilated. Mankind can not survive a Third World War, and we are far too close to that reality.