Apr 07, Chris Allen rated it liked it Saw this book at the library and picked it up because the subject fascinates me and because the author was obviously drawing, or attempting to draw parallels, between two of the pivotal figures in the 20th century in Wilson and Lenin. Turned it over, as I always do, to the "Advance Praise" section on the back cover and lost some of my enthusiasm almost immediately, as the first three blurbs come from Steve Forbes, Victor Davis Hanson and Robert Kagan, two of which are notabl Saw this book at the library and picked it up because the subject fascinates me and because the author was obviously drawing, or attempting to draw parallels, between two of the pivotal figures in the 20th century in Wilson and Lenin. Turned it over, as I always do, to the "Advance Praise" section on the back cover and lost some of my enthusiasm almost immediately, as the first three blurbs come from Steve Forbes, Victor Davis Hanson and Robert Kagan, two of which are notable neo-cons who urged on terrible foreign policy during the Bush years.
Photomontage by John Heartfield: Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Open letter from the German antifascists to Dimitrov: The Bulgarian working class can be proud of you. Long live world revolution! Stalin and Dimitrov, attending the May Day parade in Moscow.
Marcel Cachin and Georgi Dimitrov, Moscow, Dimitrov and the Comintern leaders: Dimitrov with the Kostroma voters, 19 December Tito and Dimitrov in Meshcherino, 15 April Biriuzov and Marshal F. Tolbukhin, commander of the Third Ukrainian Front, which entered Bulgaria on 8 Septemberat the Sofia railway station, 22 February Traicho Kostov and Georgi Dimitrov, 26 May Dimitrov, chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria, in his office, 30 April Dimitrov, general secretary of the BKP, delivers a report at the fifth party congress, Sofia, December Dimitrov with wife Rosa and children Fania and Boyko in Meshcherino, Dimitrov and son Boyko in Barvikha, Georgi and Rosa Dimitrov in Barvikha, 18 June Illustrations xi Inauguration of a monument to Dimitrov sculpted by K.
MerabishviliMoscow, 16 June First pages of entry dated 7 November First page of entry dated 2 September If this task were offered to me again, I am not certain that I would agree to undertake it.
The reason is not the lack of historical insight to be found in the diary of Georgi Dimitrov. Rather, the collective character of this effort has been somewhat off-putting to an historian of my solitary disposition.
Dimitrov wrote his diary in nineteen separate notebooks that are now kept in the former Communist Party archive in Sofia, Bulgaria. An integral version of the manuscript was published in Bulgarian in Since the diary is multilingual, the Press entrusted the translation to three translators—Jane T.
Sergay, and Irina Faion. I then significantly reduced their translation, whereby the text was cut to a third of its original size, and frequently translated various passages myself, especially in the Bulgarian part, and equipped it with the requisite introduction, explanatory footnotes, bibliographies, and abbreviations.
It should be noted that the bibliographies include information on the most significant figures in the diary, whereas the less prominent figures are accounted for in the footnotes. The reader is entitled to an explanation of the criteria that governed the reduction of the text.
Since the diary is full of mere chronology, simply xiv Preface noting the procession of visitors received by Dimitrov, much of this material was excluded.
The only exceptions, unless otherwise noted, were encounters that appear to be meaningful in their own right. I also excluded various documents that Dimitrov occasionally attached to his diary and which are otherwise available.
This is especially so in the Bulgarian part. No significant information, however, even when seemingly obscure, was omitted. In any case, scholars with knowledge of Bulgarian will be able to double check by comparing the present translation with the Bulgarian volume, which was enormously helpful to me in various ways, not least of all in negotiating certain biographical mysteries.
In completing this volume I incurred many debts that I would like to acknowledge. I am grateful to Jonathan Brent, the executive editor of the series, for inviting me to undertake this project.
Thanks are due to the diary translators, especially Timothy D. Sergay, who facilitated the early work on the project, and to his successor Vadim Staklo, who brought the project to a successful conclusion.
My Yale colleagues Beatrice S. Bartlett, David Montgomery, and Piotr S. Iatrides, were quite helpful in solving some of the identity problems with the enormous international cast of characters in the diary.Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (), was a Russian revolutionary, a communist politician, the main leader of the October Revolution, the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and from , the first de facto leader of the Soviet Union.
Published in Bulgarian in under the title: Dnevnik. Some material has been omitted from the English translation. Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN (alk. paper) 1. Dimitrov, Georgi, –—Diaries. 2. Statesmen—Bulgaria—Diaries. 3. Communists—Bulgaria—Diaries. 4. Bulgaria—History—Boris III, – Lih's book is an attempt to put Lenin on the side of the anti-conspiratorial, democratic, wor If you like books that give painstaking analysis to obscure passages from Russian Marxists emigres circa early 's, then this is the book for you!!/5.
He argues that Lenin’s polemic must be seen within the context of a rising worker’s movement in Russia, and shows that Lenin’s perspective fit squarely within the mainstream of the socialist movement of his time.5/5(3).
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