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Building the Party
Lenin 1893-1914 (Vol. 1)
The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the pivotal events in world history, and the Russian Bolshevik Party played a central role in that revolution. This book by British socialist Tony Cliff (1917-2000) traces the building of that party and, in particular, the work of its main architect, Lenin.

Other books by Tony Cliff

  • State Capitalism in Russia

    The seminal document of Third Camp Socialism, available again after decades out of print.
  • Party and Class

    These essays show why we need something more than single-issue organizations, movement coalitions, if we are to achieve real change.
  • Russia

    In the Russian revolution of 1917, workers took control of a major country for the first time in history.
  • The Revolution Besieged

    The last installment of Tony Cliff's biography of Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin, available for the first time in the U.S.
  • All Power to the Soviets


    Tony Cliff was a lifelong organizer within the international socialist movement. His groundbreaking work established the unique interpretation of...