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Stalin

A Biography

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674022584

Publication Date: 10/31/2006

Academic Trade

736 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

47 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • A Note on Renderings
  • Maps
    • 1. The Caucasus: North and South in 1921
    • 2. Stalin’s Last Exile, 1913–17
    • 3. Places Associated with Stalin’s Career
    • 4. The USSR and Eastern Europe After the Second World War
  • I. The Revolutionary
    • 1. Stalin as We Have Known Him
    • 2. The Family Dzhughashvili
    • 3. The Schooling of a Priest
    • 4. Poet and Rebel
    • 5. Marxist Militant
    • 6. The Party and the Caucasus
    • 7. On the Run
    • 8. At the Centre of the Party
    • 9. Koba and Bolshevism
    • 10. Osip of Siberia
    • 11. Return to Petrograd
  • II. Leader for the Party
    • 12. The Year 1917
    • 13. October
    • 14. People’s Commissar
    • 15. To the Front!
    • 16. The Polish Corridor
    • 17. With Lenin
    • 18. Nation and Revolution
    • 19. Testament
    • 20. The Opportunities of Struggle
    • 21. Joseph and Nadya
    • 22. Factionalist against Factions
  • III. Despot
    • 23. Ending the NEP
    • 24. Terror-Economics
    • 25. Ascent to Supremacy
    • 26. The Death of Nadya
    • 27. Modernity’s Sorcerer
    • 28. Fears in Victory
    • 29. Ruling the Nations
    • 30. Mind of Terror
    • 31. The Great Terrorist
    • 32. The Cult of Impersonality
    • 33. Brutal Reprieve
  • IV. Warlord
    • 34. The World in Sight
    • 35. Approaches to War
    • 36. The Devils Sup
    • 37. Barbarossa
    • 38. Fighting On
    • 39. Sleeping on the Divan
    • 40. To the Death!
    • 41. Supreme Commander
    • 42. The Big Three
    • 43. Last Campaigns
    • 44. Victory!
  • V. The Imperator
    • 45. Delivering the Blow
    • 46. The Outbreak of the Cold War
    • 47. Subjugating Eastern Europe
    • 48. Stalinist Rulership
    • 49. Policies and Purges
    • 50. Emperor Worship
    • 51. Dangerous Liasons
    • 52. Vozhd and Intellectual
    • 53. Ailing Despot
    • 54. Death and Embalming
    • 55. After Stalin
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2006 Independent Publisher Book Award, Biography Category
  • A Washington Post Book World “Best Books of the Year” Selection, 2005
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