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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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Review: Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

User Review  - Gwen Burrow - Goodreads

Marrin is no Stephen Ambrose (he targets a younger audience, for one thing), but he is crisp and vivid and easy to read. He makes you wish Stalin were still alive just so that you could personally shoot him. Read again in May 2014. Read full review

Review: Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

Meant for Young Adults, this book tells the horrifying stories of life in Russia under Stalin's rule. Millions died as he committed genocide against his own people. He set his country back in time by ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

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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