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Author Kotkin, Stephen, author.

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

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2017]


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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  CD BOOK BIOGRAPHY STALIN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  CDBK BIO STALIN  PART 1    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  CDBK BIO STALIN  PART 2    Check Shelf
Edition Unabridged.
Description 40 audio discs (49 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Title from container.
Performer Narrated by Paul Hecht.
Note Compact discs.
In container (17 cm.).
In two parts.
Contents Part one: discs 1-20 -- Part two: discs 21-40.
Summary Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. As the shadows of the 30's deepen, Stalin's drive to militarize Soviet society takes on increasing urgency, and the ambition of Nazi Germany becomes the predominant geopolitical reality he faces when Hitler claims that communism is a global "Judeo-Bolshevik" conspiracy to bring the Slavic race to power. Stalin's paranoia is increasingly one of the most horrible facts of life for his entire country. Stalin's obsessions drive him to violently purge almost a million people, including military leadership, diplomatic corps and intelligence apparatus, to say nothing of a generation of artistic talent. And then came the pact that shocked the world, and demoralized leftists everywhere: Stalin's pact with Hitler in 1939, the carve-up of Poland, and Stalin's utter inability to see Hitler's build-up to the invasion of the USSR. Yet for all that, in just 12 years of total power, Stalin has taken this country from a peasant economy to a formidable modern war machine that rivaled anything else in the world. When the invasion came, Stalin wasn't ready, but his country would prove to be prepared.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 -- Psychology.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (OCoLC)fst00053304
Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Dictators -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Political culture -- Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
Dictators. (OCoLC)fst00892873
Heads of state. (OCoLC)fst00952677
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01081447
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Chronological Term 1917-1953
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Hecht, Paul. narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Added Title Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
ISBN 9781490630991
Music No. C03353 Recorded Books
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