Winner of the Costa Biography Award, 2007.
Young Stalin is a remarkable adventure story about an exceptional, turbulent young man, born in exoticism, raised in the church, fancying himself a poet, then embracing revolutionary idealism and thereby finding his romantic, Messianic mission in life.
All the roots of Stalin the Great Dictator can be traced to his youth - not merely his psychology, but his hatreds, his loves, his intellectual interests, his gangsterish murderousness, his friendships, his knowledge of the world. Above all, in the underground Bolshevik life are the seeds that grew into the paranoia and Terror of the Soviet imperium. Young Stalin is the product of major new research.
This book is the prequel to the international best-selling biography Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar.
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Good old Secret Police for keeping tabs !
- Hector Chub
Why the abridgement?
- Lord Peridot