Stalin : The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives (Paperback)

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The best-selling author of The Last Tsar draws on eyewitness testimony and previously unavailable archive materials to present a definitive portrait of the tyrannical Soviet leader, his life, political career, and influence on the USSR. Simultaneous. *Author: Radzinsky, Edvard *Subtitle: The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russias Secret Archives *Publication Date: 1997/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 9.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385479547
SKU 30055493
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0385479549
Release Date 4/10/2007
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"...Mr. Radzinsky is a gripping storyteller, and he does not disappoint here. He has a sure eye for the striking anecdote, especially concerning personal details....Himself a playwright and a product of the Soviet literary world, Mr. Radzinsky provides especially valuable insight into the ambivalent relationship between Stalin and writers like Mikhail Bulgakov, Osip Mandelstam, and Boris Pasternak....This biography deserves the wide readership that it will no doubt receive."
"A remarkable and gripping biography that may change the way we view Stalin and will certainly change many of the interpretations of his life."
"...a compulsively readable account of Stalin's life, much of it based on documents recently made available from Stalin's personal archive and the Archive of the Soviet Communist Party. Radzinsky's Stalin emerges as the ultimate political chess master, endowed with uncanny foresight, who sacrificed people instead of chess pieces to achieve his ends."
"You'll remain spellbound for a terrifying tale, told in full for the first time...Imagine if our country's worst secrets--the Manhattan Project, the Nixon tapes, the Pentagon Papers, Iran-Contra, and far worse--all came tumbling out in one Tolstoyan narrative....The frightening current of Stalinist nostalgia in Russia raises Radzinsky's work of historical genius to immediate import."
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Editors Note Presents a new version of the life of the Soviet dictator based on recently recovered documents
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0624
Publisher Anchor Books

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