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Stalin: A Beginner´s Guide

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Description for Stalin: A Beginner´s Guide Paperback. A rigorous introduction to the infamous despot and one of the key figures of modern history Series: Beginner's Guides. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 3JH; BGH; HBJD; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 133 x 199 x 18. Weight in Grams: 170.

Joseph Stalin began life as a frail child, with an abusive father and an inferiority complex. This triggered an early desire for greatness and respect that would eventually turn the young Bolshevik idealist into one of the most ruthless dictators in modern history.

Like his contemporary, Adolf Hitler, Stalin was responsible for millions of deaths and inflicted barbaric cruelty on the Soviet people. But while Hitler is readily portrayed as a monster, Stalin has not been subjected to quite the same level of vitriol. In Stalin: A Beginner’s Guide, renowned historian Abraham Ascher analyses new and old sources, separating ... Read more

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Oneworld Publications
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Beginner's Guides
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About Abraham Ascher
Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards and the author of seven books, including Russia: A Short History and The Russian Revolution: A Beginner’s Guide, both by Oneworld. He lives in New York.

Reviews for Stalin: A Beginner´s Guide
"In just under 200 crisply written pages, Abraham Ascher provides a splendid summary of Joseph Stalin's life and a penetrating study of his rule. Ascher gives his readers far more than an accurate account of a turbulent era in Russian history.  He sets Stalin in the global scene, supplies sharply defined portraits of his henchmen and victims, and makes a ... Read more

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