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Stalin: Revolutionary in an Era of War (European History in Perspective)

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Stalin's massive impact on Soviet history is often explained in terms of his inherent evil, personality defects, and power lust. This volume argues that Stalin's thoughts and actions are best contextualized in the inter-relationship between war and revolution in the first half of the twentieth century. Kevin McDermott incorporates recently declassified materials from the f
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 4th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2006)
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my name is corey irl
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
gives a pretty dece overview of the various appraisals of koba w/n establishment academia. BUT all that really translates to is a bunch of passages where the author's all like "concerning the five year plan i prefer the assessment of [bougie turbodork] to [paid-off hack like robert fucking conquest]". NO THANKS

p.s. scarequotes around "western imperialism" but completely unironic use of the phrase "gorbachev's reforms". lol yeah, fucking A, mate
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Jan 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
I haven't finished this book, but I've read a lot of it and skimmed the whole thing. So far, I can say that for a bourgeois-academic study of Stalin, this is one of the best, objective and scholarly in a way that is comparable to the excellent "Stalin's Wars" by Geoffrey Roberts.
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