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Stalin : the man and his era

Author: Adam B Ulam
Publisher: London : Tauris, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Expanded ed.]View all editions and formats
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A biography of Stalin, which explores his power's secret, the hold his memory had over the imagination, the suffering he inflicted upon his society, the triumphs achieved by the Soviet Union under  Read more...

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Named Person: Josef Stalin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam B Ulam
ISBN: 1850431744 9781850431749 1850431477 9781850431473
OCLC Number: 925278223
Description: 760 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: A peasant from the province of Tiflis; among the Bolsheviks; the ascent and the ordeal; on the crest of the wave; the taste of power; in Lenin's shadow; at the top - alone; the war against the nation; "life has become better, comrades, life has become gayer"; the terrible interlude; dangerous games; for our country, for Stalin; the aging god; the last plot.
Responsibility: Adam B. Ulam.

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