Young Stalin

by Simon Sebag-Montefiore

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 397 Downloads: 17
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Subjects:

  • Stalin, Joseph, -- 1879-1953.,
  • Stalin, Joseph, -- 1879-1953 -- Childhood and youth.,
  • Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSimon Sebag Montefiore.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK268.S8 M574 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 397 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22752092M
ISBN 100297850687
ISBN 109780297850687

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Young Stalin is a true treat for the senses. Simon Sebag Montefiore has weaved a historical tale that reads at times like a romantic novel, a crime thriller, an historical epic, rather than just simply another study of the Soviet Dictator/5(). After hearing rave reviews of [Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar], I added it to the list, but decided to read his subsequent book [Young Stalin] first for a chronological view. When I saw a copy on a bookstore table, I was immediately drawn to the pictures. I have never seen so many photos of the young Stalin, and they are fascinating/5(9).   Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index Pt. 1. Keke's miracle: Soso -- Crazy Beso -- Brawlers, wrestlers and choirboys -- A hanging in Gori -- The poet and the priesthood -- The "young man with the burning eyes" -- Battle of the dormitories: Soso versus Father "Black spot" -- The weatherman: parties and princes -- Stalin goes underground: Pages: Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes. The book puts forward the important argument that brutal mass killings under Stalin in the s were indeed acts of genocide and that the Soviet dictator himself was behind them.

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Djugashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6 December] – 5 March ) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mids until as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (–) and premier of the Soviet Union (–).Battles/wars: Allied Intervention in the Russian.

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Based on ten years of research, Young Stalin —companion to the prizewinning Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar —is a brilliant prehistory of the USSR, a chronicle. Young Stalin won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Prize (UK) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria).

His books are world bestsellers, published now in 35 languages. He is the author of a new novel, Sashenka. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Montefiore lives in London with his wife 4/5(11). A painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators—her father, Josef Stalin.

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Young Stalin by Simon Author: Guardian Staff. The early life of Joseph Stalin covers the life of Joseph Stalin from his birth on 6 December (18 December, New Style) until the October Revolution on 25 October (7 November).

Born Ioseb Jughashvili in Gori, Georgia to a cobbler and a house cleaner, he grew up in the city and attended school there before moving to Tiflis (modern-day Tbilisi) to join the Tiflis Seminary.

Young Stalin is a strong book because Montefiore is willing — and courageous enough — to show both sides of this complex, multi-talented and driven man.

I have to admit that, as a reader, it was disconcerting to find myself rooting for Stalin as he tried to avoid capture by the Tsar’s police and as he plotted yet another bank robbery.

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Equal parts scholar and terrorist, a mastermind of bank robberies, extorti /5(5). Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of a number of prize-winning books that have been published in forty-eight languages. CATHERINE THE GREAT & POTEMKIN was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; STALIN: THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR won the BBA History Book of the Year Prize; YOUNG STALIN won the Costa /5(K).

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