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Joseph Stalin: The Dictator of the USSR

Best Biography
Narrated by: Alexander G.
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins

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Initially presiding over an oligarchic one-party regime that governed by plurality, Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili became the de facto dictator of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin raised funds for Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction via robberies, kidnappings, and protection rackets. Repeatedly arrested, he underwent several internal exiles.

Inside, you’ll hear about:

  • From Georgia with rage
  • Winds of change begin to blow
  • Warfare
  • Purges
  • The great terror
  • The Great Patriotic War
  • Victory and aftermath
  • Cold War
  • All things must end
  • And much more!

To eradicate those regarded as "enemies of the working class", Stalin instituted the "Great Purge" in which more than a million were imprisoned and at least 700,000 were executed from 1934 to 1939. In 1939, Stalin's government signed a nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany. Germany ended the pact by invading the Soviet Union in 1941. The Soviet Red Army halted the German incursion and captured Berlin in 1945, ending World War II in Europe.

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  • 12-14-18


Great book. I am quite suspicious when i read a biography, the author can pass many subjective elemens into the story. But in this book i was not. And i am sure i will re-reaad it, after sometime.