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Stalin

The Court of the Red Tsar
Narrated by: Jonathan Aris
Length: 27 hrs and 50 mins
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Winner of the British Book Awards History Book of the Year.

Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2003 Simon Sebag Montefiore (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • C.W
  • 08-06-19

Enlightening and entertaining

Montefiore's extensive research and writings give you an insight into the internal mindset of these great characters and how they worked with each other in the context of the great events of history. The book balanced well the personal events in Stalin and his inner circle's lives to those of wider events happening at the time and how that affected their motivations - very enlightening and entertaining.

İ had the opportunity to read the abridged version which was also good however for those who appreciate depth this is the book for you. The book was very entertaining and enlightening. 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-19

Stalin.... bad hombre

Fascinating book. I knew Stalin was an evil dictator, but had no idea it was so dangerous to know him personally.