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Beria, My Father: Inside Stalin's Kremlin

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For almost twenty years, two men from Georgia dominated the Russians and its empire: Stalin and Beria, as head of what was to become the KGB. This book is a memoir of the daily life of these two men who sent millions to their graves. It vividly paints Stalin's increasingly psychotic nature, but also the incomprehensible loyalty that Stalin inspired among women including th ...more
Paperback, 397 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Gerald Duckworth & Company (first published August 1st 2001)
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Sergiu Gulunga
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
The book is written in a total disorder. The ideas are mixed and the stories, too. The author tries to put his father in a too good light, being, in my opinion, too subjective. The interesting fact about the book is that it reveals different cases and relationships between communist party members emphasizing the dirty fight for power during the USSR era.
Steve Heil
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
First of all; while reading this book always keep in mind who wrote it. A son writing about his father.
As expected, Beria is portrayed in a much more favorable light in this book (much, MUCH more favorable).
That being said, the author did grow up in the top ruling-class environment and most of the information provided is first-hand experience and insider knowledge. But this is not a beginners book on the era - you need to have some prior knowledge of the subject to really comprehend it and be a
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