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16cm x 24cm. XVIII, 715 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This meticulously researched biography challenges the conventional view of Stalin as simply a murderous bureaucrat and reveals a more complex and fascinating story behind the Soviet leader. The author draws on hitherto unpublished material from the Moscow archives, only recently opened up to Western scholars, and on personal testimonies and private papers from all over Russia and Georgia. Includes photographs and maps. Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and works at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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.
Rather than diminishing the horrors of Stalinism, this is an account all the more disturbing for presenting a believable human portrait. Service's lifetime engagement with Soviet Russia has resulted in the most comprehensive and compelling portrayal of Stalin to date.
Über den Autor: Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of Russian History at Oxford University.
Titel: Stalin - A Biography.
Verlag: London, Macmillan
Buchbeschreibung 204 p. many photo plates, Olinen, titelpage lost, good Die Versandkostenpauschale beträgt unabhängig der Menge 6 EUR bis 30 kg nach Deutschland und 12 EUR innerhalb der EU-Länder!. Artikel-Nr. 14374
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1967. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. 0195002733 Some highlighting, remainder mark. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. 002803
Buchbeschreibung Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1949. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1949. 206 pages. No dust jacket. Good condition hardback. Boards, pages & binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, cracking, inscriptions, light foxing & tanning. book. Artikel-Nr. 1494585913KDG
Buchbeschreibung Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1945. Original-Leinwand. Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House 1945. 86, 1 S. mit einem Porträtfoto. Original-Leinwand. Vorderdeckel leicht fleckig, ansonsten gut erhalten. Vorderdeckel leicht fleckig, ansonsten gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 25846AB
Buchbeschreibung Oxford U.P, 1967. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1967. 630 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Ex library book. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Library inserts and stamps at front pages. Mild tanning to pages with light foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding with slightly cracked hinges. Bumping to spine ends and corners with marks over boards, and noticeable rubbing and scuffing along edges and over surfaces. book. Artikel-Nr. 1485784092AL
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1949. Geb. 1. A. Geringe Altersspuren, Einband und Schnitt unfrisch Language: en 1000 gr. 600 S. Artikel-Nr. FF06969
Buchbeschreibung Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1945. Sw Foto Stalins als Frontispiz, 86 S. (Titel in zweifarbigem Druck). Abgesehen von geringen Lagerspuren gutes Exemplar. Auf Wunsch erhalten Sie Fotos von dem angebotenen Artikel. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 OLn. m. goldgepr. Rücken- u. Deckeltitel. Artikel-Nr. 10514
Buchbeschreibung London, New York, Toronto: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, 1949. Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). Please note that at 1.2Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 8¾" x 5¾". [IX] 600pp. Index. Bibliography. | Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned, more heavily at the blanks. Artikel-Nr. 179223
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ. Press, 1949. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1949. 600 pages. White dust jacket over black cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose bind. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. The dust jacket has moderate edge wear, with some loss and chips to edge and spine ends. The jacket spine is sunned. book. Artikel-Nr. 1478600925CEB
Buchbeschreibung NY Oxford Univ Press 1949., 1949. VG. Forces that shaped Russian leader and his times. Rust-colored binding, gilt lettering (on spine rubbed). Bottom corners and spine bottom bumped. Illustrated by Photos. Artikel-Nr. 046563