Joseph Stalin was one of the most frightening figures of the twentieth century. His name brings to mind brutal terrorism and ruthless oppression. Yet, as New York Times bestselling author Ian Grey shows, at the core of the Man of Steel was a humble, puritanical Georgian peasant. What set him above others was his intelligence, discipline, perception, indomitable will, and above all, a messianic determination to lead Russia to a grand destiny.

Grey’s comprehensive biography portrays Stalin as a…


Pub Date : 2007-12-18 | Author : Simon Sebag Montefiore | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 0307427935
ISBN 13 : 9780307427939

This widely acclaimed biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist le..


Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Robert Service | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674016971
ISBN 13 : 9780674016972

The first full-scale biography of Stalin in twenty years reveals the complex and fascinating story of the Soviet dictator, from his dysfunctional childhood in Soviet Georgia, throu..


Pub Date : 2015-10-13 | Author : Stephen Kotkin | Publisher : Penguin Group USA

ISBN 10 : 9780143127864
ISBN 13 : 0143127861

In his biography of Stalin, Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin's psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin's near paranoia was fundamentally political and c..

Stalin The Russians And Their War

Pub Date : 2004 | Author : M. J. Broekmeyer | Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN 10 : 0299195945
ISBN 13 : 9780299195946

Until the advent of glasnost began to lift censorship in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, it was impossible for Russians in Russia to truthfully depict their own struggle against..


Pub Date : 2011-05-18 | Author : Edvard Radzinsky | Publisher : Anchor

ISBN 10 : 9780307754684
ISBN 13 : 0307754685

From the author of The Last Tsar, the first full-scale life of Stalin to have what no previous biography has fully obtained: the facts. Granted privileged access to Russia's secret..


Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Adam Bruno Ulam | Publisher : Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN 10 : 1845114221
ISBN 13 : 9781845114220

In this biography of Joseph Stalin, Adam Ulam explores the secret of his power, the hold his memory still has over the imagination, the suffering he inflicted upon his own society,..

Joseph Stalin

Pub Date : 1999 | Author : Helen Rappaport | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9781576070840
ISBN 13 : 1576070840

Reveals the more personal side of the Machiavellian mastermind who not only orchestrated the Great Terror but also forged the USSR into a world power..

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