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My Dear Son: The Memoirs of Stalin's Mother

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The archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia keeps unique documents concerning the activities of the party and security organizations of the Georgian Soviet Republic. One of these remarkable documents is a transcript of the memories of Ekaterine (Keke) Jughashvili, Stalin’s mother, which was dictated in 1935, two years before her death. This is the first time ...more
Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Published May 17th 2012
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Anthony
Oct 17, 2012 Anthony rated it really liked it
A memoir written by one mother of a peasant stock, Keke Jughashvili, from Georgia (not USA), reminiscing on the birth and nurturing of her son, Soso. What is the historical significance of the memoir? Well, Soso grows up to become known as Joseph Stalin.
The memoir is short and simple, the effect of which only enhances the devastating contrast between what we know of Stalin, all the nasty things that he was responsible for, and all the love, encouragement, help and sacrifice that Soso received in
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Esra Nazenin
Feb 28, 2016 Esra Nazenin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kitabın adından da anlaşıldığı üzere Stalin'in annesinin kaleme aldığı bir kitap. Ölmeden iki yıl önce yazmış. Şahsen biraz daha çarpıcı bir şey bekliyordum. Belki de çok kısa geldiği için tatmin etmedi. Kısaca ailesinden, evliliğinden, Soso (Stalin) 'dan önce ölen çocuklarından ve ağırlıklı olarak da Soso'nun çocukluğundan bahsetmiş. Fakat dediğim gibi çok kısa. Bu yüzden 2,5/5 oldu puanım.

Michael
Jul 31, 2012 Michael rated it liked it
Interesting story about Stalin that you will never hear about except from his mother.
Jessica
Oct 13, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
A short-read. A glimpse of Joseph Stalin growing up through his mother's eyes, before he became a tyrant.
Melissa
Jul 22, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
A very quick read and an interesting glimpse into the childhood of a 20th century tyrant from the perspective of his mother.
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