Volume 1, Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928eBook - 2014
In this magnificent new biography of Stalin, Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin's psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin's near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution's structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin's momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia.
Publisher: [New York] :, Penguin Group USA,, 2014.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928