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How Stalin managed to outmaneuver so many

 

After reading an interesting, and rather unique, book about Stalin, I just posted a very short review of it, at the Amazon’s website. Here it is, for those who might be interested:

 

I agree with those who wrote that Montefiore's voluminous "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar" is not always easy reading. But it is certainly worthwhile for the light it sheds on relations between Stalin and his close subordinates, those whom he liquidated and those who survived him. Stalin's methods of domination--both brutal and ideological--are skillfully described. The same applies to personal relations between communist leaders. The Soviet Union was the first country in which the idea of proletarian dictatorship, formulated by Marx, was implemented. That is why all aspects of Soviet history are worth studying. Be aware that the number of characters is unusually large. Fortunately, Stalin's family tree and the introductory section entitled "List of Characters" should help readers to deal with this problem.

 

 

Ludwik Kowalski (see Wikipedia)

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Thanks for the review. This does sound like an interesting reading. I have always been interested in Russian history, starting with Peter The Great on up to the present. I do not know what, if any, new information can be dug up on Stalin, although after looking at the reviews on Amazon it looks like it is worth a try.

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