The Prophet

Volumes 1, 2 and 3 available at a special discounted price.
Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much controversy as the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Trotsky’s extraordinary life and extensive writings have left an indelible mark on revolutionary conscience, yet there was a danger that his name would disappear from history. Originally published in 1954, Deutscher’s magisterial three-volume biography was the first major publication to counter the powerful Stalinist propaganda machine. In this definitive biography Trotsky emerges in his real stature, as the most heroic, and ultimately tragic, character of the Russian Revolution.

Books in this series

  • 9781859844410-frontcover-max_103

    The Prophet Armed

    This first volume of the trilogy traces Trotsky’s political development.
  • 9781859844465-frontcover-max_103

    The Prophet Unarmed

    This second volume of the trilogy is a self-contained account of the great struggle between Stalin and Trotsky that followed the end of the civil war in Russia in 1921 and the death of Lenin.
  • 9781859844519-frontcover-max_103

    The Prophet Outcast

    This third volume of the trilogy is a self-contained narrative of Trotsky's years in exile and of his murder in Mexico in 1940.