The Secret File of Joseph Stalin: A Hidden Life

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Taylor & Francis, May 1, 2003 - History - 466 pages
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This account of Stalin's life begins with his early years, the family breakup caused by the suspicion that the boy was the result of an adulterous affair, the abuse by his father and the growth of the traumatized boy into criminal, spy, and finally one of the 20th century's political monsters.

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Born in the USSR and was a student in the Moscow Oriental Institute to become a diplomat. He was denounced as a Trotskyite and Zionist and sent to the Gulag in 1950. He was freed in 1954 after Stalin's death and emigrated first to Poland then Israel and the United States. Author of The Secret File of Joseph Stalin.

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