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Stalin (Profiles in Power)

Stalin (Profiles in Power)
Author: Hiroaki Kuromiya
ISBN 13: 9780582784796
ISBN 10: 582784794
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Longman
Publication Date: 2005-11-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
List Price: $47.95

A mostrous tyrant, Stalin's rule of the Soviet Union was one of the bloodiest episodes in modern history. This profile looks at how, regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, Stalin managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world and achieve divine-like status as a dictator.

  • The author has worked on Stalin's rule for nearly 30 years.
  • This title complements the other titles in the Profiles in Power series.
  • The complementary title in the Seminar Studies series Stalin and Stalinism sold over 5000 copies worldwide.
  • There are over 300 Russian studies courses in the UK.
  • Takes an unusual angle-fuses his politics with psychology.

David Brandenberger - The American Historical Review

...combines a persuasive, flexible thesis with a terse, thorough, and up-to-date accounting of Stalin's career ... Thoughtful, balanced, and accessible, Kuromiya's biography is well suited for classroom use.