First written in 1898, Plekhanov’s classic essay is also available online.
The Role of the Individual in History by George Plekhanov. International Publishers, New York. 1940.
International Publishers was formed in 1923 for the purpose of translating and disseminating international Marxist texts and headed by Alexander Trachtenberg. It quickly outgrew that mission to be the main book publisher, while Workers Library continued to be the pamphlet publisher of the Communist Party.
PDF of original book: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A5382/datastream/OBJ/download/The_role_of_the_individual_in_history.pdf