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Leon Trotsky
An Illustrated Introduction
This illustrated introduction's irreverent cartoons will amuse readers, and surprise them with its sophisticated portrait of Trotsky's life and works.

Amusing, well researched, and surprisingly sophisticated, Leon Trotsky: An Illustrated Introduction is the perfect primer on the life and thought of the great leader and chronicler of the Russian Revolution. With sympathy and humor, Tariq Ali and Phil Evans trace his political career, from prison to the pinnacle of revolutionary power to his eventual exile and murder by Joseph Stalin.

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics. He is an editor of New Left Review.

Phil Evans is a longtime political cartoonist based in England. He has illustrated Karl Marx's Kapital for Beginners, among many other books.


Other books by Tariq Ali

  • The Stalinist Legacy

    Edited by Tariq Ali
    Tariq Ali, Isaac Deutscher, Ernest Mandel, and others analyze the nature of Stalinism, and its continuing impact on world politics.
  • On History

    In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today.