Volume I, Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Audiobook CD - 2014
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In his biography of Stalin, Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin's psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin's near paranoia was fundamentally political and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution's structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin posits the impossibility of understanding Stalin's momentous decisions outside of the context of the history of imperial Russia.-- (Source of description unknown)
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781490630977
Branch Call Number: 947.0842 STALIN KOTKIN CD V.1
Characteristics: 31 sound discs (38 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hecht, Paul
Recorded Books, LLC.
Alternative Title: Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928


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