Robert Service (historian)

Robert John Service FBA (born 29 October 1947) is a British historian, academic, and author who has written extensively on the history of the Soviet Union, particularly the era from the October Revolution to Stalin's death. He was until 2013 a professor of Russian history at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and a senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is best known for his biographies of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. He has been a fellow of the British Academy since 1998.[1]

Robert Service

Service speaking at the Tallinn Literature Festival HeadRead in May 2011
Born
Robert John Service

(1947-10-29) 29 October 1947 (age 73)
United Kingdom
AwardsDuff Cooper Prize
Academic background
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
Main interestsRussian history (1894–)
Notable worksBiographies of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Leon Trotsky