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The Interregnum, 1923-1924

The Interregnum, 1923-1924

By Edward Hallett Carr

Macmillan, 1954, 392 pp.

In the fourth volume of this important history of Soviet Russia, Mr. Carr covers the confused period of Lenin's final illness and the months following his death, when the struggle for position was most intense and tortuous. In tracing Trotsky's falling star and Stalin's intricate movement toward power, the author demonstrates again his exceptional skill in analysis and exposition.