[Review of] Robert Service. Trotsky: A Biography (London: Macmillan, 2009); David North. In Defense of Leon Trotsky (Oak Park, MI: Mehring Books, 2010)
This is a review of two recent books on Leon Trotsky, one of the most prominent Russian revolutionary leaders and an ardent critic of Stalin. The review analyses the main arguments of both books as well as their contribution to the study of Trotsky's personality and political legacy.