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Cold peace : Stalin and the Soviet ruling circle, 1945-1953

Author: Хлевнюк, О. В. ; Yoram Gorlizki; O V Khlevni︠u︡k
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"Often dismissed as paranoid and irrational, Joseph Stalin's behavior followed a clear political logic, contend Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk. Stalin's consistent and overriding goal after the war was to consolidate the Soviet Union's status as a superpower and, in the face of growing decrepitude, to maintain his own hold as leader of that power. To that end, he fashioned a system of leadership that was at once  Read more...
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Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Хлевнюк, О. В. ; Yoram Gorlizki; O V Khlevni︠u︡k
ISBN: 0195165810 9780195165814 9780195304206 0195304209
OCLC Number: 51937359
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Reconstruction. A return to order ; State building Stalin-style --
Part II: Stalin's shift. The Politburo's last purge ; Peaceful coexistence : collective leadership and Stalinist control --
Part III: Stalin's legacy. Awakening to crisis ; Stalin's last struggle --
Conclusion --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk.

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In the period from the end of World War II until his death, Stalin became an increasingly distrustful despot. This book argues that Stalin's behaviour was not entirely paranoid and erratic, but  Read more...
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This is a valuable account of a period one hopes will never be seen again in Russia. David Winnick, Tribune Cold Peace is a masterful analysis of high politics around Stalin in the least known Read more...

 
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