Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion

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ABC-CLIO, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 pages
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To get to the top, Joseph Stalin outmaneuvered Lenin, Trotsky, Kirov, and a legion of equally ruthless revolutionaries. This reference work reveals the more personal side of the Machiavellian mastermind who not only orchestrated the Great Terror but also forged the USSR into a world power. Here are the henchmen, the bystanders, and the innocent victims who became caught in Stalin's web, along with key events in Soviet history. The book's balanced coverage makes use of new information from Soviet archives but avoids the mind-numbing communist jargon and terminology. There are scores of rare illustrations, plus a chronology, a bibliography, and an index.
 

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Contents

Allilueva Nadezhda Sergeevna
3
Atomic Bomb
11
Baku
17
The Big Three
23
Bulgakov Mikhail Afanasevich
32
Civil War
41
Cominform
54
DeStalinization
65
Malenkov Georgiy Maksimilianovich
174
Memorial
181
Moscow Metro
187
NKVD
193
Ordzhonikidze Grigory Konstantinovich
199
Peoples Commissariat of the Workers
205
Radek Karl Berngardovich
217
Religion
223

Eastern Europe
73
Engineers of Human Souls
81
Finland
89
General Secretary of the Communist Party
95
Great Patriotic War
104
The Great Terror
110
The Great Turn
119
Historiography
127
Ivan the Terrible
133
Kaganovich Lazar Moiseevich
139
Katyn Massacre
143
Kirov Sergey Mironovich
149
Krupskaya Nadezhda Konstantinova
155
Lenin Mausoleum
168
Rokossovsky Marshal Konstantin
229
RykovAleksey Ivanovich
238
Shostakovich Dmitry Dmitrievich
245
SolzhenitsynAlexander Isayevich
252
Birth of
259
Personality of
266
Private Life of
274
Stalin Prizes
280
Tiflis Theological Seminary
286
Trotsky Leon
291
Tukhachevsky Mikhail Nikolaevich
298
Vavilov Nikolay Ivanovich
305
White SeaBaltic Canal
313
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