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Stalin by Stephen Kotkin


Stalin by Stephen Kotkin
Oct 31, 2017 | 1184 Pages
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“A well-written, finely detailed installment in a definitive biography—sure to receive many prize nominations this year.” – Kirkus Starred review

Praise for Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

“Masterly…. Kotkin offers the sweeping context so often missing from all but the best biographies.  In his introductory chapter he makes the lofty assertion that a history if Stalin Is akin to “a history of the world”… and he delivers not only a history of the late imperial Russia and of the revolution and early Soviet state, but also frequent commentary on the global geopolitics at play. [Stalin] presents a riveting tale, written with pace and aplomb.  Kotkin has given us a textured, gripping examination of the foundational years of the man most responsible for the construction of the Soviet state in all its brutal glory.  The first volume leaves the reader longing for the story still to come.” —The New York Times Book Review 

“Superb… Mr. Kotkin’s volume joins an impressive shelf of books on Stalin. Only Mr. Kotkin’s book approaches the highest standard of scholarly rigor and general-interest readability.” The Wall Street Journal

“This is a very serious biography that… is likely to well stand the test of time.” –Richard Pipes, The New York Review of Books

“An exceptionally ambitious biography… Kotkin builds the case for quite a different interpretation of Stalin—and for quite a few other things, too. The book’s signature achievement… is its vast scope: Kotkin has set out to write not only the definitive life of Stalin but also the definitive history of the collapse of the Russian empire and the creation of the new Soviet empire in its place.” –Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic


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