Stalin
Albert Marrin

Stalin

Russia's Man of Steel

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Published by Viking Juvenile .
Written in English.

About the Book

When Joseph Djugashvili was born the son of a poor shoemaker, few suspected he would rise to become one of the twentieth century's most ruthless and powerful dictators. Enamored as a young man with the revolutionary politics of Lenin, he joined the underground Marxist Party and began his pursuit of power by leading strikes and demonstrations. Six times he was exiled to Siberia for his illicit activities, escaping many times despite below freezing temperatures and on one occasion an attack by a pack of wolves. His instinctive ability to command authority and divide the opposition through lies and deceit set him on a path he would follow to become Russia's most absolute dictator. He was never reticent to shed innocent blood in the pursuit of his own ends, and he carefully orchestrated demonstrations that brought about massacres that he then used to his own revolutionary ends. His vision was far reaching, and while his initial purpose was to establish a Soviet socialist state his larger goal was world domination. Ultimately responsible for the deaths of over 30 million 13 million alone in the Ukrainian famine he caused Stalin's life is a sober and heartbreaking account of the reign of terror suffered by countless millions at the hands of one man. Illustrated with photographs.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
256
Dimensions
20 x 20 x 20 inches
Weight
1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7642750M
ISBN 10
0670821020
ISBN 13
9780670821020
OCLC/WorldCat
18070325
Library Thing
833976
Goodreads
2028866

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