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Stalin / Edition 1
     

Stalin / Edition 1

by Hiroaki Kuromiya
 

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ISBN-10: 0582784794

ISBN-13: 9780582784796

Pub. Date: 12/20/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This profile looks at how Stalin, despite being regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world, achievieving divine-like status as a dictator.

Through recently uncovered research material and Stalin’s archives in Moscow, Kuromiya analyzes how and why Stalin was a rare, even unique,

Overview

This profile looks at how Stalin, despite being regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world, achievieving divine-like status as a dictator.

Through recently uncovered research material and Stalin’s archives in Moscow, Kuromiya analyzes how and why Stalin was a rare, even unique, politician who literally lived by politics alone. He analyses how Stalin understood psychology campaigns well and how he used this understanding in his political reign and terror. Kuromiya provides a convincing, concise and up-to-date analysis of Stalin’s political life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582784796
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/20/2005
Series:
Profiles In Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
789,386
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Chronologyxv
1From Georgia to Russia1
Soso1
Koba11
Stalin19
2Revolution and Civil War26
From February to October26
Civil War36
3Struggle for Power50
The New Economic Policy50
Battle Royal58
4'Revolution from Above'74
The Crisis of the NEP74
Industrialisation and Collectivisation85
5Famine and Terror101
Famine102
Great Terror113
6War133
Struggle for Survival133
Uncertainty143
War150
7Twilight of the God169
Victory169
Cold War180
Death191
Conclusion201
Bibliography212
Index217

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