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    Stalin, Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 | Stephen Kotkin

    Stalin, Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Stephen Kotkin
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Volume One of Stalin begins and ends in January 1928 as Stalin boards a train bound for Siberia, about to embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He is now the ruler of the largest country in the world, but a poor and backward one, far behind the great capitalist countries in industrial and military power, encircled on all sides. In Siberia, Stalin conceives of the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted.

    Excellent Book But First Time Listener Beware

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    Reviewed on March 23 2015 by IRP (Falmouth, ME United States)