Winner of the British Book Awards History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize This thrilling biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag ...
Winner of the British Book Awards History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize This thrilling biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals in captivating detail the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous cruelty of this secret world. Written with extraordinary narrative verve, this magnificent feat of scholarly research has become a classic of modern history writing. Showing how Stalin's triumphs and crimes were the product of his fanatical Marxism and his gifted but flawed character, this is an intimate portrait of a man as complicated and human as he was brutal and chilling.
New. The thrilling biography of Stalin-an international bestseller Num Pages: 752 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DVU; 3JJ; BGH; HBJD; HBLW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 197 x 45. Weight in Grams: 600. 2014. Paperback.....We ship daily from our Bookshop.
New. No dust jacket. There have been many biographies of Stalin but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover prime minister and general Potemkin has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge. "Spectacular...an impressive and compelling work" Philip Mansel Spectator "This magnificent portrait of the dictator" Richard Overy Literary ReviewLanguage: InglesEnglishAnglais Anglijskij，YingwenIngilizengelskMedia Type: book.
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