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Author Kotkin, Stephen, author.

Title Stalin. Volume II, Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 / Stephen Kotkin.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2017.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 STALIN V.2    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B STALIN, JOSEPH V.2    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO STALIN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B STALIN, JOSEPH    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 STALIN, JOS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG STALIN, JOSEPH    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B STALIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B STALIN JOSEPH K V.2    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG STALIN, JOSEPH    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 1154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Volume 2. Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 : Part 1: Equal to the Myth -- Triumph of the Will -- Apocalypse -- Victory -- Terroism -- A Great Power -- Part II: Terrorism as Statecraft -- On a Bluff -- Enemies Hunting Enemies -- "What went on in No. 1's Brain?" -- Missing Piece -- Part III: Three-Card Monte -- Hammer -- Pact -- Smashed Pig -- Greed -- Fear -- Coda: Little Corner, Saturday, June 21, 1941
Summary In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost. What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. Building and running a dictatorship, with life and death power over hundreds of millions, made Stalin into the uncanny figure he became. Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Psychology.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Dictators -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Political culture -- Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
ISBN 9781594203800 (volume 2 hardcover)
1594203806 (volume 2 hardcover)
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