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Stalin remains, like Hitler, the personification of evil.

This enthralling biography reads like a thriller and reveals the extraordinary journey of the Georgian cobbler's son who became the Red Tsar.

Born into poverty, this charismatic but dStalin remains, like Hitler, the personification of evil.

This enthralling biography reads like a thriller and reveals the extraordinary journey of the Georgian cobbler's son who became the Red Tsar.

Born into poverty, this charismatic but d

Details

ISBN13: 9780753823798
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 480
Edition:
Publication Date: 1 May 2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication City, Country: London,United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.6(H) x 13.3(W)390
Weight (gm): 390

Author Biography

Simon Sebag Montefiore's books are international bestsellers and published in 27 languages. CATHERINE THE GREAT AND POTEMKIN (previously PRINCE OF PRINCES) was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. STALIN won the His

Reviews

?this terrific and terrifying biography of the years to 1917.? - THE INDEPENDENT

It shares with its predecessor (STALIN THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR) the virtues of fine prose, empathy with a rich range of characters and narrative of great ability. - Ross Leckie, THE TIMES

brilliantly readable history of Stalin?..Sebag Montefiore's re-creation of the world in which his subject's picaresque career unfolded is wonderfully detailed and convincing, and the portrait he paints of an egotistical monster in the making is unforgettable. - Pick of the Week in THE SUNDAY TIMES

this lively and accomplished account of Stalin's "gangsterish", pre-revolutionary youth, which draws on material from newly opened archives. - THE GUARDIAN

bring[ing] to life the unnerving 'young man with the burning eyes' - THE OBSERVER

This colourful account?is a gripping read as well as faultlessly scholarly - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

this zippy prequel - EVENING STANDARD

gripping account??. An excellent companion to Montefiore's previous bestseller - BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE
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