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10 thoughts on “Stalin

  1. says:

    This is a well written and vivid book, although it s not a serious book It does not reference sources, for example, even when you wonder where the material they re summarizing came from, and tends to make broad generalizations It sounds a bit like a textbook, in that it simplifies and doesn t get into the grey areas However, it does an okay job of pointing out the atrocities and contradictions of the regime that killed 20 million Russians and destroyed their future Stalin is clearly the man This is a well written and vivid book, although it s not a serious book It does not reference sources, for example, even when you wonder where the material they re summarizing came from, and tends to make broad generalizations It sounds a bit like a textbook, in that it simplifies and doesn t get into the grey areas However, it does an okay job of pointing out the atrocities and contradictions of the regime that killed 20 million Russians and destroyed their future Stalin is clearly the man who threw away the greatest accomplishments of 1...


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    If I were this author I would ve kicked myself for not waiting another year to publish, this book s date is 1988 right before the iron curtain fell and muchinformation became available Had it not been for this I might have given the book another star.You may want to read something writtenrecently But overall this was a pretty good book It gave me the overview of Stalin s life that I wanted without going into a ton of detail Someday though, I ll have to read acomplete book If I were this author I would ve kicked myself for not waiting another year to publish, this book s date is 1988 right before the iron curtain fell and muchinformation became available Had it not been for this I might have given the...


  3. says:

    This book tells a great deal about who Stalin was, what he did, and basically how evil he was This book helped me learn a lot about WWI WWII and the form of government the U.S.S.R had at that time Also, you meet Hitler, and ho...


  4. says:

    Albert Marrin brilliantly tells the story of Joesph Stalin s life, going step by step from the time he was born Stalin was the de facto leader of the Soviet Union for three decades, during its prime His political life began rising through the ranks of the communist party, after an already hardening childhood Most noteworthy was his involvement in World War Two, where he ...


  5. says:

    Meant for Young Adults, this book tells the horrifying stories of life in Russia under Stalin s rule Millions died as he committed genocide against his own people He set his country back in time by decades and created the hardest life imaginable for Russian citizens Starting with Stalin s early life and going all the way till his death, we learn about what kind of man Joseph Stalin was, how death of others meant nothing to him, how he treated his own soldiers, and how crazy, narcissistic, and Meant for Young Adults, this book tells the horrifying stories of life in Russia under Stalin s rule Millions died as he committed genocide against his own people H...


  6. says:

    Another great Albert Marrin book, this time about the under appreciated horror that was Joseph Stalin The book traces Stalin from his roots to his demise, though, as usual, it often goes beyond the realm of biography to explain what was happening elsewhere in th...


  7. says:

    This was a good strong book on Stalin and the atrocities he perpetrated It was written for young adults it is very intense My only complaint is that it is not annotated and there are some opinions thrown in there...


  8. says:

    Mainly accurate, for a children s history book written in the mid 1980s The only truly misrepresented facts were the author s portrayal of the events of the Korean War, which he may have done to make the bookconcise However, it seemed like misrepresentation The bia...


  9. says:

    Isn t Albert Marrin the best writer of history ever Yes Isn t Stalin the biggest bastard ever Yes Wow learning about Stalin makes our current war lording lunatics seem like little Willy Wonkas not really Anyway this book was depressingly great.


  10. says:

    Marrin is no Stephen Ambrose he targets a younger audience, for one thing , but he is crisp and vivid and easy to read He makes you wish Stalin were still alive just so that you could personally shoot him.Read again in May 2014.


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Stalin When Joseph Djugashvili Was Born The Son Of A Poor Shoemaker, Few Suspected He Would Rise To Become One Of The Twentieth Century S Most Ruthless And Powerful Dictators Enad As A Young Man With The Revolutionary Politics Of Lenin, He Joined The Underground Marxist Party And Began His Pursuit Of Power By Leading Strikes And Demonstrations Six Times He Was Exiled To Siberia For His Illicit Activities, Escaping Many Times Despite Below Freezing Temperatures And On One Occasion An Attack By A Pack Of Wolves His Instinctive Ability To Command Authority And Divide The Opposition Through Lies And Deceit Set Him On A Path He Would Follow To Become Russia S Most Absolute Dictator He Was Never Reticent To Shed Innocent Blood In The Pursuit Of His Own Ends, And He Carefully Orchestrated Demonstrations That Brought About Massacres That He Then Used To His Own Revolutionary Ends His Vision Was Far Reaching, And While His Initial Purpose Was To Establish A Soviet Socialist State His Larger Goal Was World Domination Ultimately Responsible For The Deaths Of Over 30 Million 13 Million Alone In The Ukrainian Famine He Caused Stalin S Life Is A Sober And Heartbreaking Account Of The Reign Of Terror Suffered By Countless Millions At The Hands Of One Man Illustrated With Photographs.