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Stalin : a new history

Author: Sarah Davies; James R Harris
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study challenges many assumptions about Stalin from his early life to his contributions across the political, economic, social, cultural and ideological spectrum and provides a deeper understanding of the nature of Stalin's power and ideas, presenting a more nuanced image of this historic figure.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Staline; Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin; Iosif V Stalin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Davies; James R Harris
ISBN: 0521851041 9780521851046 0521616530 9780521616539
OCLC Number: 60320249
Description: xiii, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Joseph Stalin : power and ideas / Sarah Davies and James Harris --
Stalin as Georgian : the formative years / Alfred J. Rieber --
Stalin as Commissar for Nationality Affairs, 1918-1922 / Jeremy Smith --
Stalin as General Secretary : the appointments process and the nature of Stalin's power / James Harris --
Stalin as Prime Minister : power and the Politburo / J. Arch Getty --
Stalin as dictator : the personalisation of power / Oleg V. Khlevniuk --
Stalin as economic policy-maker : Soviet agriculture, 1931-1936 / R.W. Davies --
Stalin as foreign policy-maker : avoiding war, 1927-1953 / Alfred J. Rieber --
Stalin as Marxist : the Western roots of Stalin's russification of Marxism / Erik Van Ree --
Stalin as Bolshevik romantic : ideology and mobilisation, 1917-1939 / David Priestland --
Stalin as patron of cinema : creating Soviet mass culture, 1932-1936 / Sarah Davies --
Stalin as producer : the Moscow show trials and the construction of mortal threats / William Chase --
Stalin as symbol : a case study of the personality cult and its construction / David Brandenberger --
Stalin as the coryphaeus of science : ideology and knowledge in the post-war years / Ethan Pollock.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Davies and James Harris.
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