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1st Edition

By Hiroaki Kuromiya


246 pages

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This profile looks at how Stalin, despite being regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world, achievieving divine-like status as a dictator.

Through recently uncovered research material and Stalin’s archives in Moscow, Kuromiya analyzes how and why Stalin was a rare, even unique, politician who literally lived by politics alone. He analyses how Stalin understood psychology campaigns well and how he used this understanding in his political reign and terror. Kuromiya provides a convincing, concise and up-to-date analysis of Stalin’s political life.

Table of Contents

1. From Georgia to Russia 2. Revolutions and Civil War 3. Struggle for Power 4. `Revolution from Above' 5. Famine and Terror 6. War 7. Gotterdammerung

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union