Stalin

  • Oleg Khlevniuk
  • Author:  Oleg Khlevniuk
  • Year: 24-06-2021
  • Translator from Russian: Vladimir Ignatovski
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  • Product Code:  2815-01
  • SKU: 18.0300
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-0866-5
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An engrossing biography of the notorious Russian dictator by an author whose knowledge of Soviet-era archives far surpasses all others.


Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin’s policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator’s life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history.

 

In brief, revealing prologues to each chapter, Khlevniuk takes his reader into Stalin’s favorite dacha, where the innermost circle of Soviet leadership gathered as their vozhd lay dying. Chronological chapters then illuminate major themes: Stalin’s childhood, his involvement in the Revolution and the early Bolshevik government under Lenin, his assumption of undivided power and mandate for industrialization and collectivization, the Terror, World War II, and the postwar period. At the book’s conclusion, the author presents a cogent warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era.

About the Author

Oleg Khlevniuk

Oleg Khlevniuk

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Tags: Historical Figures, Russia, Political Science & Politics

Specification
Year 24-06-2021
Translator from Russian: Vladimir Ignatovski
Pages 408
Size 170/240 mm
Weight 0.690 кг
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Historical Figures, Russia, Political Science & Politics

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