|A Career of Pricking Consciences: The Jewish Advocate article on Joshua Rubenstein|
|"No more important book on Communism has been or will be published
- TLS (London)
Recipient of the National Jewish Book Award in the category of Eastern European Studies for 2001-2002
now available in paperback from Yale University Press
|"a solid and eloquent work"
- The New Republic
"a convincing, judicious, and enjoyable biography"
- The New York Times
from the University
of Alabama Press
|"These documents are skillfully put into the larger context by an
extensive and useful introduction by Joshua Rubenstein
. . . This book provides yet another extraordinary insight into the awful >post-Stalinist heritage."
- The New Republic
"It is fascinating and inspiring to read these documents and witness how the Soviet security apparatus with all its spies and bugging devices was unable to break the will of one indomitably courageous man."
- Richard Pipes,
Baird Professor of History,
Emeritus, Harvard University
|"The Unknown Black Book invites the reader to enter an almost unimaginable
world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle."
- Richard Overy
"The most comprehensive English collection of wartime and early postwar diaries, letters, testimonies, and other documents penned by Jewish victims and survivors
of the Holocaust in
the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, Russia, and the Baltics."
- Wendy Lower
“As much a myth and a legend as a man, Leon Trotsky is an individual of deep contradictions... Fast-paced and engaging, Rubenstein’s brief biography provides a solid introduction to the period and a detailed examination of a man much studied but little understood.”
“Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic -- Leon Trotsky (1979-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives Series. . . An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash.”
- Kirkus Reviews