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On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2015.
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This a new approach to Stalin's rule in the Soviet Union, focused on the political team he formed in the second half of the 1920s that was still in existence (though in modified form) thirty years later.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 0522868916 9780522868913
OCLC Number: 910773537
Description: xi, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Explanatory Note --
Glossary --
The Team Emerges --
The Great Break --
In Power --
The Team on View --
The Great Purges --
Into War --
Postwar Hopes --
Aging Leader --
Without Stalin --
End of the Road --
Biographies.
Responsibility: Sheila Fitzpatrick.

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This a new approach to Stalin's rule in the Soviet Union, focused on the political team he formed in the second half of the 1920s that was still in existence (though in modified form) thirty years later.

"Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin were a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of this inner circle and their families, vividly describing how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, whom they both feared and admired, but also constituted his social circle. Readers meet the wily security chief Beria, whom the rest of the team quickly had executed following Stalin's death; Stalin's number-two man, Molotov, who continued on the team even after his wife was arrested and exiled; the charismatic Ordzhonikidze, who ran the country's industry with entrepreneurial flair; Andreev, who traveled to provincial purges while listening to Beethoven on a portable gramophone; and Khrushchev, who finally disbanded the team four years after Stalin's death. Among the book's surprising findings is that Stalin almost always worked with the team on important issues, and after his death the team managed a brilliant transition to a reforming collective leadership. Taking readers from the cataclysms of the Great Purges and World War II to the paranoia of Stalin's final years, On Stalin's Team paints an entirely new picture of Stalin within his milieu--one that transforms our understanding of how the Soviet Union was ruled during much of its existence"--

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