Stalin (tr Favorov) New Biography Of Dictator
Joseph Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century he casued the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin's policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This biography offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator.