Isaac Deutscher

Isaac Deutscher was born near Krakow in 1907. First a poet and literary journalist, he joined the outlawed Polish Communist Party in 1926, where he was active until his expulsion in 1932. He moved to London in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War II to embark on a successful journalistic career. In 1946 he decided to become a freelance historian, writing many books, of which the most important is perhaps his Trotsky trilogy.

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