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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
"Overthrowing the conventional image of Stalin as an uneducated political administrator inexplicably transformed into a pathological killer, Robert Service reveals a more complex and fascinating story behind this notorious twentieth-century figure. Drawing on unexplored archives and personal testimonies gathered from across Russia and Georgia, this is the first full-scale biography of the Soviet dictator in twenty years." "Service describes in unprecedented detail the first half of Stalin's life - his childhood in Georgia as the son of a violent, drunkard father and a devoted mother; his education and religious training; and his political activity as a young revolutionary. No mere messenger for Lenin, Stalin was a prominent activist long before the Russian Revolution. Equally compelling is the depiction of Stalin as Soviet leader. Service recasts the image of Stalin as unimpeded despot; his control was not limitless. And his conviction that enemies surrounded him was not entirely unfounded." "Stalin was not just a vengeful dictator but also a man fascinated by ideas and a voracious reader of Marxist doctrine and Russian and Georgian literature as well as an internationalist committed to seeing Russia assume a powerful role on the world stage. In examining the multidimensional legacy of Stalin, Service helps explain why later would-be reformers - such as Khrushchev and Gorbachev - found the Stalinist legacy surprisingly hard to dislodge."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Service, Robert
Dewey number
  • 947.084/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.S8
LC item number
S4237 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heads of state
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Soviet Union
Label
Stalin : a biography, Robert Service
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-680) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The revolutionary -- Stalin as we have know him -- The family Dzhughashvili -- The schooling of a priest -- Poet and rebel -- Marxist militant -- The party and the Caucasus -- On the run -- At the centre of the party -- Koba and Bolshevism -- Osip of Siberia -- Return to Petrograd -- Leader for the party -- The year 1917 -- October -- People's Commissar -- To the front! -- The Polish corridor -- With Lenin -- Nation and revolution -- Testament -- The opportunities of struggle -- Joseph and Nadya -- Factionalist against factions -- Despot -- Ending the NEP -- Terror-economics -- Ascent to supremacy -- The death of Nadya -- Modernity's sorcerer -- Fears in victory -- Ruling the nations -- Mind of terror -- The great terrorist -- The cult of impersonality -- Brutal reprieve -- Warlord -- The world in sight -- Approaches to war -- The devils SUP -- Barbarossa -- Fighting on -- Sleeping on the divan -- To the death! -- Supreme commander -- The big three -- Last campaigns -- Victory! -- The imperator -- Delivering the blow -- The outbreak of the cold war -- Subjugating Eastern Europe -- Stalinist rulership -- Policies and purges -- Emperor worship -- Dangerous liaisons -- Vozhd and intellectual -- Ailing despot -- Death and embalming -- After Stalin
Control code
57001809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 715 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674016972
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004061115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Stalin : a biography, Robert Service
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-680) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The revolutionary -- Stalin as we have know him -- The family Dzhughashvili -- The schooling of a priest -- Poet and rebel -- Marxist militant -- The party and the Caucasus -- On the run -- At the centre of the party -- Koba and Bolshevism -- Osip of Siberia -- Return to Petrograd -- Leader for the party -- The year 1917 -- October -- People's Commissar -- To the front! -- The Polish corridor -- With Lenin -- Nation and revolution -- Testament -- The opportunities of struggle -- Joseph and Nadya -- Factionalist against factions -- Despot -- Ending the NEP -- Terror-economics -- Ascent to supremacy -- The death of Nadya -- Modernity's sorcerer -- Fears in victory -- Ruling the nations -- Mind of terror -- The great terrorist -- The cult of impersonality -- Brutal reprieve -- Warlord -- The world in sight -- Approaches to war -- The devils SUP -- Barbarossa -- Fighting on -- Sleeping on the divan -- To the death! -- Supreme commander -- The big three -- Last campaigns -- Victory! -- The imperator -- Delivering the blow -- The outbreak of the cold war -- Subjugating Eastern Europe -- Stalinist rulership -- Policies and purges -- Emperor worship -- Dangerous liaisons -- Vozhd and intellectual -- Ailing despot -- Death and embalming -- After Stalin
Control code
57001809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 715 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674016972
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004061115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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