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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback)
  • Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback)

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 01/06/2004
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There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge. 'Spectacular...an impressive and compelling work' Philip Mansel, Spectator 'This magnificent portrait of the dictator' Richard Overy, Literary Review

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753817667

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An enjoyable book that you do not want to put down. With over 700 pages it was well constructed and easy to refer to other events.

The little ditty about Beria having played left back for Georgia was well worth the... More

5th March 2011
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This is an astonishing book. It clearly links Stalin to all the horrors that the Russians were subjected to after Lenin's death. He is portrayed as an evil and self serving narcissist who would stop at nothing to... More

18th June 2007
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