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Conspirator is the compelling story of Lenin's exile- the years in which he and his political collaborators plotted a revolution that would change 20th-century history. It tells the story of Lenin in the long and difficult years leading up to the Russian Revolution years that were spent constantly on the move in and around Europe in the company of his loyal and longsuffering wife Nadezhda Krupskaya. Conspirator strips away the arid politics of Lenin s official life and reveals the real man, as well as describing his many conflicts - personal and political with those who shared his exile. It presents in researched detail an accessible side to the traditional story which puts his personal struggle for change in Russia into the wider context of the movement as a whole. It also looks at the loyal circle of women who unquestioningly supported Lenin, at Russian emigre lives in the enclaves of the cities in they lived and the risks taken in support of Lenin's vision by the wider network of Russian revolutionaries in the underground movement, both at home and abroad.
Helen Rappaport is an historian and Russianist with a specialism in the Victorians and revolutionary Russia. Her books include Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs, No Place for Ladies: The Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War, and Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy, as well as Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer. She lives in West Dorset.