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The Resource Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora S. Favorov

Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora S. Favorov

Label
Stalin : new biography of a dictator
Title
Stalin
Title remainder
new biography of a dictator
Statement of responsibility
Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora S. Favorov
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The most authoritative and engrossing biography of the notorious dictator ever written Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk's estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin's policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator's life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history. In brief, revealing prologues to each chapter, Khlevniuk takes his reader into Stalin's favorite dacha, where the innermost circle of Soviet leadership gathered as their vozhd lay dying. Chronological chapters then illuminate major themes: Stalin's childhood, his involvement in the Revolution and the early Bolshevik government under Lenin, his assumption of undivided power and mandate for industrialization and collectivization, the Terror, World War II, and the postwar period. At the book's conclusion, the author presents a cogent warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khlevni︠u︡k, O. V.
Dewey number
947.084/2092
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
LC call number
DK268.S8
LC item number
.K4517 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Favorov, Nora Seligman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Heads of state
  • Dictators
  • Soviet Union
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Dictators
  • Heads of state
  • Politics and government
  • Soviet Union
Label
Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora S. Favorov
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published simultaneously in Russia and United States under titles: Stalin: zhiznʹ odnogo vozhdi︠a︡ (CORPUS, 2015) and Stalin: new biography of a dictator
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seats of Stalinist power -- The bulwarks of Stalin's power -- A world of reading and contemplation -- Trepidation in the inner circle -- Patient number 1 -- Family -- The dictatorship collapses -- The funeral
Control code
908253803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300166941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
de5bc106-6fc9-467c-9083-4ab43c2acae9
Publisher number
EB00833322
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908253803
Label
Stalin : new biography of a dictator, Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora S. Favorov
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published simultaneously in Russia and United States under titles: Stalin: zhiznʹ odnogo vozhdi︠a︡ (CORPUS, 2015) and Stalin: new biography of a dictator
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seats of Stalinist power -- The bulwarks of Stalin's power -- A world of reading and contemplation -- Trepidation in the inner circle -- Patient number 1 -- Family -- The dictatorship collapses -- The funeral
Control code
908253803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300166941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
de5bc106-6fc9-467c-9083-4ab43c2acae9
Publisher number
EB00833322
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908253803

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