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Stalin : a biography

Author: Robert Service
Publisher: London : Pan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Service brings 30 years of involvement with Russia and its history to bear on this most controversial and enigmatic of figures. The events of the October Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Terror and, above all, WWII, are probed to explain the nature of Stalin's personality.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Service
ISBN: 0330419137 9780330419130
OCLC Number: 60794050
Notes: Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2004.
Description: xviii, 715 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Robert Service.

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