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Pomper Celebrates Lenin’s Brother with Book Signing

Philip Pomper, the William Armstrong Professor of History, associate editor of History and Theory, signed copies of his new book <em>Lenin’s Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution</em> at Broad Street Books Feb. 25.

Philip Pomper, the William Armstrong Professor of History, associate editor of History and Theory, signed copies of his new book Lenin’s Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution at Broad Street Books Feb. 25. The book was published in January 2010 by W.W. Norton & Co.

In the book, Pomper writes about detailed account of Alexander Ulyanov's short life as a terrorist. In 1887, the future leader of the Russian revolution, Vladimir Ulyanov (later Lenin), was 17 when his 21-year-old brother was hanged for his role in a bungled attempt to assassinate Czar Alexander III. Historians consider this the seminal event that launched Lenin's career as a revolutionary.

In the book, Pomper writes about detailed account of Alexander Ulyanov's short life as a terrorist. In 1887, the future leader of the Russian revolution, Vladimir Ulyanov (later Lenin), was 17 when his 21-year-old brother was hanged for his role in a bungled attempt to assassinate Czar Alexander III. Historians consider this the seminal event that launched Lenin's career as a revolutionary.