Stalin / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$15.91
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 07/21/2015
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$45.49
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$34.16
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $21.13
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 55%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $21.13   
  • New (2) from $45.46   
  • Used (12) from $21.10   

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Kuromiya's Stalin is a masterful and concise account, impressively researched, clearly written, poised and persuasive in its analysis.

Professor Orlando Figes, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Professor Kuromiya is fully steeped in the new sources and fresh historiography of the fearsome dictator. He makes ample use of his earlier pioneering research on Soviet history as well as new documents declassified from the Soviet archives. [This] is the best short biography of Stalin that we have.

Professor Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University.

“This book provides such knowledge and deserves to be widely read. Many readers will learn a lot from it. Students on many courses will find it valuable”.

Michael Ellman, Amsterdam University

“Thoughtful, balanced and accessible. A welcome addition to the literature on the general secretary, as it combines a persuasive, flexible thesis with a terse, thorough and up-to-date accounting of Stalin’s career”.

David Brandenberger, University of Richmond

Europe-Asia Studies
This new biography of Stalin ... deserves to be widely read. Many readers will learn a lot from it. Students on many courses will find it valuable.
—Michael Ellman
The American Historical Review
...combines a persuasive, flexible thesis with a terse, thorough, and up-to-date accounting of Stalin's career ... Thoughtful, balanced, and accessible, Kuromiya's biography is well suited for classroom use.
—David Brandenberger
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582784796
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/20/2005
  • Series: Profiles In Power Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,421,332
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Educated in Japan and US, Hiroaki Kuromiya worked as a research fellow at King's College, Cambridge, 1986-1990 . He ahs worked on the period of Stalin's rule for nearly thirty years. His previous publications include, Stalin's Industrial Revolution: Politics and Workers, 1928-1932 (1988) and Freedom and Terror in the Donbas : A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s (1998).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. From Georgia to Russia 2. Revolutions and Civil War 3. Struggle for Power 4. 'Revolution from Above' 5. Famine and Terror 6. War 7. Gotterdammerung

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)