Stalin's Curse

Stalin's Curse

Battling for Communism in War and Cold War

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
5
1
Based on newly released Russian documentation, this book reveals Joseph Stalin's true motives - and the extent of his enduring commitment to expanding the Soviet empire - during the years in which he seemingly collaborated with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and the capitalist West.--From book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Description: 477 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780307269157
Branch Call Number: 947.0842 Gel

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Quotes

Add a Quote
s
SEBoiko
Dec 20, 2013

Praise to God! Satan has croaked!

s
SEBoiko
Dec 20, 2013

while the self-proclaimed master might lay down ideological-political dogma from Moscow, enforcing it was a delicate matter.

s
SEBoiko
Dec 20, 2013

The Soviet leadership approached international relations as a zero-sum game.

s
SEBoiko
Dec 20, 2013

For him it was a question not just of winning the war but also of out doing the Western Allies in winning the peace.

s
SEBoiko
Dec 20, 2013

What came to be called the Great Terror did not begin with a single order from Stalin.

Comment

Add a Comment
m
mudbone
Apr 21, 2013

Anne Applebaum won a Pulitzer recently for the Iron Curtain her book on about the same era and she makes this book seem like Stalin light.
Stalin's curse is psychological history light and is written in a decent attempt to reach the public despite its footnotes and bibliography/.
History has a huge market but perhaps historians should aim for the truth and not a niche. Conservative history, liberal history.
This book does not satisfy. Read Kennan on the same era.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top