She was born and raised in Poland but also lived in Germany promoting her beliefs. She was tough enough to question the beliefs and actions of both Marx and Lenin. She also did not care for society's role for women and chose not to marry, prefer to have lovers instead. She was truly a woman in control of her life and I admire that.
As a feminist myself, I was surprised that I had not heard of Rosa Luxemburg before seeing this book. She was certainly a female powerhouse of the twentieth century and belongs in studies on women's history. Unfortunately, none of the courses I took in college mentioned her.
Ladies, this is a must read!