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The Resource Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

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Stalin : new biography of a dictator
Title
Stalin
Title remainder
new biography of a dictator
Statement of responsibility
Oleg V. Khlevniuk; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
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, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, 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.--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Khlevniu͡k, O. V.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Favorov, Nora Seligman
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Heads of state
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
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Publication
Note
Translated from the Russian
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17710789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300163889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)017093974
  • (OCoLC)893896537
Label
Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
Publication
Note
Translated from the Russian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17710789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300163889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)017093974
  • (OCoLC)893896537

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