Stalin, Vol. I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928



In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He was about to begin uprooting and collectivization of agriculture and industry across the entire Soviet Union. Millions would die, and many more would suffer. Where did such great, monstrous power come from? The first of three volumes, the product of a decade of intrepid research, this landmark book offers the most…



Stalin

Pub Date : 2014-11-06 | Author : Stephen Kotkin | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780698170100
ISBN 13 : 0698170105

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer p..


Stalin Vol I

Pub Date : 2014-10-23 | Author : Stephen Kotkin | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780718192983
ISBN 13 : 0718192982

The magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train b..


Stalin Vol Ii

Pub Date : 2017-10-26 | Author : Stephen Kotkin | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780718192990
ISBN 13 : 0718192990

A SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'A brilliant, compelling, propulsively written, magnificent tour de force' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard 'The second volume ..


Stalin

Pub Date : 2017-10-31 | Author : Stephen Kotkin | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780735224483
ISBN 13 : 073522448X

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that ..


Stalin

Pub Date : 2016-11-03 | Author : Abraham Ascher | Publisher : Oneworld Publications

ISBN 10 : 9781780749143
ISBN 13 : 1780749147

Joseph Stalin began life as a frail child, with an abusive father and an inferiority complex. This triggered an early desire for greatness and respect that would eventually turn th..


Stalin S Nomads

Pub Date : 2018-08-24 | Author : Robert Kindler | Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822986140
ISBN 13 : 0822986140

Robert Kindler's seminal work is a comprehensive and unsettling account of the Soviet campaign to forcefully sedentarize and collectivize the Kazakh clans. Viewing the nomadic life..


Collective Leadership In Soviet Politics

Pub Date : 2018-03-21 | Author : Graeme Gill | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319769622
ISBN 13 : 3319769626

This book studies the way in which the top leadership in the Soviet Union changed over time from 1917 until the collapse of the country in 1991. Its principal focus is the tension ..


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