Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

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Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

9781474614818 | PB | pp. 752 | 2020 | Orion Books

Stalin is a transfixing account of the life of this terrifying dictator and his totalitarian regime.

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This thrilling biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader and Russian tsar.

Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals in captivating detail the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous cruelty of this secret world. Written with extraordinary narrative verve, this magnificent feat of scholarly research has become a classic of modern history writing. Showing how Stalin’s triumphs and crimes were the product of his fanatical Marxism and his gifted but flawed character, this is an intimate portrait of a man as complicated and human as he was brutal and chilling.

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Author:

Simon Sebag Montefiore

ISBN:

9781474614818

Publisher:

Orion Books

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

752

Year of Publication:

2020

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

About the Author

The author read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University. Catherine the Great & Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award (UK), the LA Times Book Prize for Biography (US), Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique (France) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). He lives with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children in London.

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