On Stalin's Team


  • Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: History
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The first chronicle of Stalin's inner political and social circle—from a leading Soviet historianStalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin was a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of this inner circle and their families. She vividly describes how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, but also constituted his social circle. Stalin's team included...

White Eagle, Red Star


  • Author: Norman Davies
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: Europe
  • File Size: 12454057 Bytes


Surprisingly little known, the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-20 was to change the course of twentieth-century history. In White Eagle, Red Star, Norman Davies gives a full account of the War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army - sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe to 'water our horses on the Rhine' - was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as the 'miracle on the Vistula', it remains one of the most decisive battles of the Western world. Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources, Norman Davies illustrates the narrative with documentary material which hitherto has not been readily available and shows how the War was far more an 'episode' in East European affairs, but largely determined t...

On Stalin s Team

On Stalin s Team


  • Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691175775


On Stalin s Team Book Description :

Explanatory Note -- Glossary -- The Team Emerges -- The Great Break -- In Power -- The Team on View -- The Great Purges -- Into War -- Postwar Hopes -- Aging Leader -- Without Stalin -- End of the Road -- Biographies...

On Stalin s Team
Score: 4.5
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On Stalin s Team


  • Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780522868920


On Stalin s Team Book Description :

Joseph Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin were a dozen or so loyal and competent men who formed a remarkably effective team from the late 1920s until his death in 1953, when they accomplished a brilliant transition as a reforming 'collective leadership'. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of Stalin's dedicated comrades-in-arms, who not only worked closely with their leader, but constituted his social circle. Key team members were Stalin's number-two man, Molotov; the military leader Voroshilov, the charismatic ...

Stalin and the Scientists
Score: 4
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Stalin and the Scientists


  • Author : Simon Ings
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189868


Stalin and the Scientists Book Description :

Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today’s experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge. But in the Soviet Union, where the ruling elites embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before, scientists lived their lives on a knife edge. The Soviet Union had the best-funded scientific establishment in history. Scientists were elevated as popular heroes and lavished with awards and privileges. But if their ideas or their field of study lost favor with the elites, they could be exiled, imprisoned, or murdered. And yet they persisted, making major contributions to 20th century science. Stalin and the Scientists tells the story of the many gifted scientists who worked in Rus...

Stalin and the Bomb

Stalin and the Bomb


  • Author : David Holloway
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300164459


Stalin and the Bomb Book Description :

The classic and “utterly engrossing” study of Stalin’s pursuit of a nuclear bomb during the Cold War by the renowned political scientist and historian (Foreign Affairs). For forty years the U.S.-Russian nuclear arms race dominated world politics, yet the Soviet nuclear establishment was shrouded in secrecy. Then, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, David Holloway pulled back the Iron Curtain with his “marvelous, groundbreaking study” Stalin and the Bomb (The New Yorker). How did the Soviet Union build its atomic and hydrogen bombs? What role did espionage play? How did the American atomic monopoly affect Stalin's foreign policy? What was the relationship between Soviet nuclear scientists and the country's political leaders? Davi...

The Forsaken

The Forsaken


  • Author : Tim Tzouliadis
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-06-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748130313


The Forsaken Book Description :

Of all the great movements of population to and from the United States, the least heralded is the migration, in the depths of the Depression of the nineteen-thirties, of thousands of men, women and children to Stalin's Russia. Where capitalism had failed them, Communism promised dignity for the working man, racial equality, and honest labour. What in fact awaited them, however, was the most monstrous betrayal. In a remarkable piece of historical investigation that spans seven decades of political change, Tim Tzouliadis follows these thousands from Pittsburgh and Detroit and Los Angeles, as their numbers dwindle on their epic and terrible journey. Through official records, memoirs, newspaper reports and interviews he searches the most closely guarded ...

Transition Point  From Steam to the Singularity

Transition Point From Steam to the Singularity


  • Author : Sean A. Culey
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789012941


Transition Point From Steam to the Singularity Book Description :

A tale of technological revolutions, human evolution and the potential for a utopian or dystopian future. The impact of the next wave on business, the economy, society and the future of humanity. A unique book of three intwined parts that bring together history, economics, business theory, social commentary, disruptive technology and futurism...

A Gentleman in Moscow
Score: 4.5
From 194 Ratings

A Gentleman in Moscow


  • Author : Amor Towles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399564048


A Gentleman in Moscow Book Description :

The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series "The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while som...

Stalin s Loyal Executioner
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Stalin s Loyal Executioner


  • Author : Marc Jansen
  • Publisher : Hoover Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780817929060


Stalin s Loyal Executioner Book Description :

Stalin's Loyal Executioner, drawn from still-classified Soviet archives, chronicles the meteoric and bloody career of Nikolai Ezhov, NKVD leader and security chief, revealing the tragic scope of communist terrorism under Joseph Stalin....

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon


  • Author : Arthur Koestler
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1941
  • Genre: Moscow Trials, Moscow, Russia, 1936-1937
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0573607761


Darkness at Noon Book Description :

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