"Recounted in fascinating detail...Chamberlain brings these forgotten figures back to life with great skill and sympathy."--William Grimes, The New York Times
"Lenin's Private War is infused with a deep understanding of the rich history of Russian thought."--The Seattle Times
"Movingly describes the experience of exile in ways that echo that great exile novelist Nabokov himself...Chamberlain has a rare gift."
"Compelling, laudably unsentimental and deeply significant to the history of ideas."
"Both learned and absorbing…Chamberlain has written a fine monument to a generation of thinkers who addressed questions of contemporary relevance and deserve to be better known."