Stalin: The Murderous Career of the Red Tsar

Stalin: The Murderous Career of the Red Tsar

by Nigel Cawthorne


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This is popular history about one of the most feared men in history, a man who is still venerated in much of his homeland and who played such a large part in shaping the political landscape of the modern world. Up to sixty million people perished under Stalin's murderous rule and his life and crimes will fascinate the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848588394
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,191,913
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an Honours degree in physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for more than twenty-five years, the last twenty-one freelance. He has written, contributed to, and edited more than eighty books.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter One The Tyrant is Dead 15

Chapter Two Koba the Patricide 49

Chapter Three The Saboteur 71

Chapter Four The Gangster 97

Chapter Five The Revolutionary 149

Chapter Six Seizing Power 187

Chapter Seven The Growth of the Gulag 213

Chapter Eight The Terror 239

Chapter Nine The Great Patriotic War 271

Chapter Ten The Iron Curtain 309

Chapter Eleven Stalin's Criminal Legacy 343

Timeline 382

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Stalin: The Murderous Career of the Red Tsar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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BurtKS More than 1 year ago
I often wondered about Stalin in history and in WW II. I couldn't put the book down. It's amazing that individuals like Stalin and Hitler were actually able to control nations.