• The History is his crowning work, both in scale and power and as the fullest expression of his ideas on revolution. As an account of a revolution, given by one of its chief actors, it stands unique in world literature.

    Isaac Deutscher
  • I would routinely smuggle copies of Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution into the USSR - so our colleagues could know a little about their own political beginnings.

    Carl Sagan
  • The greatest history of an event that I know.

    C.L.R. James