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The Resource Stalin : a biography, Robert Service

Stalin : a biography, Robert Service

Label
Stalin : a biography
Title
Stalin
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Robert Service
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a wealth of unexplored material - available for the first time since the collapse of the former Soviet Union - Robert Service's biography of Stalin is the most authoritative yet published. It concentrates not simply on Stalin as dedicated bureaucrat or serial political killer, but on a fuller assessment of his formative interactions in Georgia, his youthful revolutionary activism, his relationship with Lenin, with his family, and with his party members. 'This is effectively the first full biography since perestroika to encompass the economic, political, diplomatic, military, administrative and, above all, ideological dimensions, as well as the personal aspects of Stalin's colossal life ...Gritty and unshowy, but enlightened by Service's compelling characterisation, magisterial analysis and dry wit, this outstanding biography of lightly worn authority, wide research and superb intuition will be read for decades' - Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar", "Sunday Times"
Biography type
individual biography
Biographical or historical data
Robert Service is the author of Lenin: A Biography, and Russia: Experiment with a People and is the author of numerous other books on Russian history, including his History of Twentieth Century Russia.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Service, Robert
Dewey number
947.0842
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
18
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Heads of state
  • Biography
Target audience
general
Label
Stalin : a biography, Robert Service
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780330518376
Dimensions
20x13x5 cm.
Extent
736 p.
Isbn
9780330518376
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Stalin : a biography, Robert Service
Publication
Control code
9780330518376
Dimensions
20x13x5 cm.
Extent
736 p.
Isbn
9780330518376
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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