Tony Cliff

Trotsky: Towards October


Tony Cliff, Trotsky: Towards October 1879-1917, Bookmarks, London 1989.
Transcribed by Martin Fahlgren (July 2009).
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.


Several people have helped in the writing of this book. Many thanks are due to Chris Bambery, Alex Callinicos, Leslie Cunningham, Lindsey German, Donny Gluckstein, Chris Harman, Gareth Jenkins and Steve Wright for their advice and suggestion. I owe a debt to Linda Aitken and Ahmed Shawki for help in locating material, and to Peter Marsden for editing and advice. Chanie Rosenberg deserves a special thanks for participating in the editing of the manuscript and for typing it.

Tony Cliff
20 April 1990

Tony Cliff wrote many books. These include the classic State Capitalism in Russia (1974) and two previous political biographies: Rosa Luxemburg (1959) and Lenin (in three volumes 1975-79). He is also the co-author of The Labour Party: A Marxist History (1988).

Last updated on 19 July 2009