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The Resource Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Label
Young Stalin
Title
Young Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stalin, like Hitler, remains the very personification of evil but also one of the creators of today's world. Simon Sebag Montefiore unveils the shadowy, adventurous journey of the Georgian cobbler's son who became the Red Tsar." "Born in poverty, scarred by his upbringing, exceptional in his studies, this charismatic but dangerous boy was hailed as a romantic poet and trained as a priest but found his mission as fanatical revolutionary. He became the mastermind of bank-robberies, protection-rackets, arson, piracy and murder yet he was, uniquely, part-intellectual, part-brigand. Surprisingly, he is also revealed as a scandalously prolific lover, leaving a trail of mistresses (varying from schoolgirls to noblewomen) and illegitimate children." "Here is the arch-conspirator and escape-artist whose brutal ingenuity so impressed Lenin that he made Stalin (with Trotsky) his top henchman. The paranoid underworld of Joseph Conrad-style terrorism was Stalin's natural habitat. Montefiore shows how murderous Caucasian banditry and political gangsterism, combined with pitiless ideology, qualified Stalin to dominate the Kremlin - and create the USSR in his flawed image." "Based on massive research and new evidence in archives from Moscow to Georgia, Young Stalin, companion and prequel to Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, is a chronicle of the Revolution, a pre-history of the USSR - and an intimate biography: this is how Stalin became Stalin."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NBNZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Dewey number
947.0842
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Heads of state
  • Russia
Label
Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000041672046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 397 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297850687
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000041672046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 397 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297850687
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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