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The Resource Stalin, Vol. I, Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928, by Stephen Kotkin

Stalin, Vol. I, Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928, by Stephen Kotkin

Label
Stalin, Vol. I, Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928
Title
Stalin
Title number
Vol. I
Title part
Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen Kotkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography restores a sense of surprise, even wonder, to the way we think about Stalin, the 20th century, revolution, and indeed the art of history itself. The product of a decade of scrupulous and intrepid research, 'Stalin' contains a host of astonishing revelations. Kotkin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime's inner geography, bringing to the fore materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. He explains how chaos from revolution and civil war became a permanent feature of Soviet administration, even as the regime and Stalin acquired ever more power. The book details Stalin's invention of a fabricated trial and mass executions as early as 1918, the technique he would later impose across the whole country. It places Stalin's momentous decision for collectivization more deeply than ever in the tragic history of imperial Russia
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kotkin, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 947'.0842'092
  • 947.0842092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Heads of state
  • Soviet Union
  • Biography
Label
Stalin, Vol. I, Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928, by Stephen Kotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780713999440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
912 pages
Isbn
9780713999440
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Stalin, Vol. I, Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928, by Stephen Kotkin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780713999440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
912 pages
Isbn
9780713999440
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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