|Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, vol. 5
The fifth volume of Churchill's history of the First World War, originally published as The Aftermath, covered postwar developments and their wartime origins. The volume also discussed at length the Russian Revolution and civil war. Back in power in 1919 as Secretary of State for War, Churchill advocated intervention in favor of the anti-Communist forces. In one passage from his book, Churchill describes Communist leader Vladimir Lenin during the war as "the most grisly of all weapons," smuggled back into Russia "in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus" by the Germans.
London: T. Butterworth, 1923-1931. Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (71.2)