Beria: Stalin's First Lieutenant
This is the first comprehensive biography of Lavrentii Beria, Stalin's notorious police chief and for many years his most powerful lieutenant. Beria has long symbolized all the evils of Stalinism, haunting the public imagination both in the West and in the former Soviet Union. Yet because his political opponents expunged his name from public memory after his dramatic arrest and execution in 1953, little has been previously published about his long and tumultuous career.
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Review: Beria: Stalin's First LieutenantUser Review - Goodreads
Very thorough and informative. It seemed relatively unbiased from my limited view. It was difficult for me at first due to the number of foreign names I needed to keep straight in my head, but overall I'm glad I read it. Read full review
Review: Beria: Stalin's First LieutenantUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
The book seemed to make Beria a hero that wanted to open up to the West by allowing German reunification.....Me thinks thats bullshit... Read full review