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.
|Publisher:||Arcturus Publishing Limited|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.