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Stalin's World : Dictating the Soviet Order

Author: Sarah Davies; James R Harris
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on declassified material from Stalin's personal archive, this is the first systematic attempt to analyze how Stalin saw his world--both the Soviet system he was trying to build and its wider international context. Stalin rarely left his offices and viewed the world largely through the prism of verbal and written reports, meetings, articles, letters, and books. Analyzing these materials, Sarah Davies and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin; Iosif Stalin, is Iosif Vissarionovič Džugašvili
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Davies; James R Harris
ISBN: 9780300182811 0300182813
OCLC Number: 875644434
Description: xv, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Stalin's Vision --
Part I. Information and Interpretation --
"Bolshevik" Leadership --
Spymania --
Capitalist Encirclement --
Part II. The Power of Stalin's Words --
The Leader Cult --
The Working Class --
Soviet Culture --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sarah Davies and James Harris.
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