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Author Rubenstein, Joshua, author.

Title The last days of Stalin / Joshua Rubenstein.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]


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Summary "Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952 when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin's murderous regime. He was poised to challenge the newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with armed force, and was also broadening a vicious campaign against Soviet Jews. Stalin's sudden collapse and death in March 1953 was as dramatic and mysterious as his life. It is no overstatement to say that his passing marked a major turning point in the twentieth century. The Last Days of Stalin is an engaging, briskly told account of the dictator's final active months, the vigil at his deathbed, and the unfolding of Soviet and international events in the months after his death. Rubenstein throws fresh light on: the devious plotting of Beria, Malenkov, Khrushchev, and other 'comrades in arms' who well understood the significance of the dictator's impending death; the witness-documented events of his death as compared to official published versions; Stalin's rumored plans to forcibly exile Soviet Jews; the responses of Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles to the Kremlin's conciliatory gestures after Stalin's death; and the momentous repercussions when Stalin's regime of terror was cut short"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Death of Stalin -- A New Purge -- Stalin's Paranoia and the Jews -- The Kremlin Moves On -- The Surprise of Reform -- A Chance for Peace? -- The End of the Beginning -- Epilogue.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 5, 2016).
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Death and burial.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Relations with Jews.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Political and social views.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (OCoLC)fst00053304
Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Social change -- Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1975.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Heads of state. (OCoLC)fst00952677
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Relations with Jews. (OCoLC)fst01354281
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Chronological Term 1936-1975
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Rubenstein, Joshua. Last days of Stalin. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016] 9780300192223 0300192223 (DLC) 2015047378 (OCoLC)923562124
Standard No. 12758624
ISBN 9780300216769 (electronic bk.)
0300216769 (electronic bk.)
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