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Crimes of Stalin: The Murderous Career of the Red Tsar

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Published April 1st 2011 by Arcturus Publishing (first published March 1st 2011)
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Jan 16, 2013 Diane rated it liked it
Fascinating, disturbing, enlightening, but disappointing. The story was far too important and complex to allow distractions of issues in editing and writing style. I find history challenging enough to follow without the complication of the author continuously bouncing back and forth in time periods. I persevered and got through it due to my personal interest but without that level of commitment likely would have abandoned it. Nonetheless, parts were very well written and provocative and I ...more
I quite enjoyed this book. And what made me really enjoy it was because it was right to the point and also had little seperate sections to explain who was who and about the organisations within the Soviet Union very interesting read.
Nov 06, 2016 Donnacha rated it liked it
If your interested in Stalin this book is a good way to start. It's very concise and very interesting.
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Apr 06, 2013 Jesus Cruz rated it it was amazing
no es solo que aprendí muchas palabras en ruso: pravda = verdad, bolshevik = mayoría, menshevik = minoría, besoshvili = hijo de Beso, yehov = cerdo y así, sino que a este ser se le atribuyen mas muertes a Hitler y en efecto fue mas nefasto que este régimen, si había un orden político él lo puso y lo que resultó en la 2a guerra mundial el lo permitió. Los campos de concentración, su invención, la tortura y confesión su perfeccionamiento, traición y engaño su nota. Que asco de wey y hay millones ...more
Aug 24, 2014 Necromancer rated it really liked it
A wise man with so many things going on in his life, i personally adore the man, although he did make many mistakes in his time of ruling the union, but he was loved and cherished. The author managed to fit his complicated and dreadful life into 381 pages. There were many jumps between stories and short biographies of different meaningful to Stalin, people. Overall, a good biography if you want to get a piece of Stalin's life.
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Mar 30, 2013 Shamel Hosni rated it did not like it
Poorly written. Abandoned reading third of the way through. Will pursue watching the movie version instead.
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