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Viking Kestrel, 1988 - Heads of state - 244 pages
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An account of the life of the man who shaped the Soviet Union, from pre-revolutionary Russia to its evolution as a superpower and the descent of the "Iron Curtain."

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

A very well-written biography of Joseph Stalin and a recounting of the horrors surrounding his era. Most people think of Hitler when thinking of historical terrors, but this book brings to life Stalin, who was easily on the same level, if not higher. Read full review

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User Review  - Piper - Goodreads

I'm reading many of my kids' school books, and this was one of them. I knew very little about Stalin, other than he was a 'bad guy.' Very well written and researched, but difficult to read in some places due to the gruesome nature of events he records. Recommended. Read full review


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Stepping Stones to Power
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Albert Marrin is the author of over two dozen awardwinning nonfiction books for young people. He lives with his wife, Yvette, in Riverdale, New York.

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