Beria: Stalin's First Lieutenant

Beria: Stalin's First Lieutenant

by Amy Knight
ISBN-10:
0691010935
ISBN-13:
9780691010939
Pub. Date:
12/31/1995
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
ISBN-10:
0691010935
ISBN-13:
9780691010939
Pub. Date:
12/31/1995
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Beria: Stalin's First Lieutenant

Beria: Stalin's First Lieutenant

by Amy Knight

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive biography of Lavrentii Beria, Stalin's notorious police chief and for many years his most powerful lieutenant. Beria has long symbolized all the evils of Stalinism, haunting the public imagination both in the West and in the former Soviet Union. Yet because his political opponents expunged his name from public memory after his dramatic arrest and execution in 1953, little has been previously published about his long and tumultuous career.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691010939
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/31/1995
Series: Stalin's First Lieutenant
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 677,271
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amy Knight is a Senior Research Analyst at the Library of Congress and a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She is also the author of The KGB: Police and Politics in the Soviet Union.

What People are Saying About This

Robert Tucker

This first full-scale scholarly biography of the clever, cruel, domineering security chief whom Stalin once called 'my Himmler' casts valuable new light on various events of the Stalin period and its early aftermath.
Robert Tucker, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

John le Carre

A milestone, an invaluable achievement, the natural heir to Leggett's history of the Cheka.

From the Publisher

"A milestone, an invaluable achievement, the natural heir to Leggett's history of the Cheka."—John le Carré

"This first full-scale scholarly biography of the clever, cruel, domineering security chief whom Stalin once called 'my Himmler' casts valuable new light on various events of the Stalin period and its early aftermath."—Robert Tucker, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

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