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Stalin
New Biography of a Dictator

Oleg V. Khlevniuk; Translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

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 h...


2015   408 pp.  21 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300163889  $35.00

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Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union
 



Gulag Town, Company Town
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Genocide on the Drina River
 



The Bronze Horseman
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The Soviet Theater
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