Publish date: 2007
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
, 20th Century
, Biography Memoir
, European History
, World History
I learned a lot from this book, but it was one of the few history books that could not keep me wanting to come back for more. I don't fault the author, who obviously knows his stuff, but I think the story of Stalin's life before the Revolution is really one story told dozens of times. He led a gro...
bookshelves: slavic, biography, history, fraudio, autumn-2013, published-2007 Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Edward Read from October 05 to 10, 2013 Description: Young Stalin tells the story of a charismatic, darkly turbulent boy born into poverty, of doubtful parentage, scarred by his upbringing b...
This is one of the few biographies I've ever read, and it left me wanting more. Who knew Russian history could be so interesting? (many people, I know, but that particular truth was kept from me until I saw this book in the bargain bin at a book shop) What I liked the most about “Young Stalin” was t...
Oh, the "what ifs" of history - if only Stalin had obeyed his mother's wishes and become a priest (or his father's and become a cobbler). But Simon Montefiore's Young Stalin explores why he didn't.Young Stalin fills in the period from Stalin's birth in 1878 to the success of the Bolsheviks in 1917, ...
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