The Resource Stalin : the court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Stalin : the court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Stalin : the court of the Red Tsar
Title
Stalin
Title remainder
the court of the Red Tsar
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifty years after his death, Stalin remains one of the creators of our world. The scale of his crimes has made him, along with Hitler, the very personification of evil. Yet while we know much about Hitler. Stalin and his regime remain mysterious. Now, in this enthralling history of Stalin's imperial court, the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous brutality are brought blazingly to life." "Who was the boy from Georgia who rose to rule the Empire of the Tsars? Who were his Himmler, Goring, Goebbels? How did these grandees rule? How did the 'top ten' families live? Exploring every aspect of this supreme politician, from his doomed marriage and mistresses, and his obsession with film, music and literature, to his identification with the Tsars, Simon Sebag Montefiore unveils a less enigmatic, more intimate Stalin, no less brutal but more human, and always astonishing." "Stalin organised the deadly but informal game of power amongst his courtiers at dinners, dances, and singsongs at Black Sea villas and Kremlin apartments: a secret, but strangely cosy world with a dynamic, colourful cast of killers, fanatics, degenerates and adventurers. From the murderous bisexual dwarf Yezhov to the depraved but gifted Beria, each had their role; during the Second World War, Stalin played the statesman with Churchill and Roosevelt, aided by Molotov while, with Marshal Zhukov, he became the triumphant warlord. They lived on ice, killing others to stay alive, sleeping with pistols under their pillows: their wives murdered on Stalin's whim, their children living by a code of lies. Yet they kept their quasi-religious faith in the Bolshevism that justified so much death." "Based on a wealth of new materials from Stalin's archives, just recently, opened, interviews with witnesses and massive research from Moscow to the Black Sea, this is a sensitive but damning portrait of the Genghis Khan of our epoch."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
947.08420922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Stalin : the court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Label
Stalin : the court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
  • Includes index
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Bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliography (p. 674-688) and index (p. 689-720)
Control code
8385074
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Dimensions
20cm.
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Extent
820 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780753817667
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, geneological table, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO271220
  • (Uk)gb A40X8886
  • (Nz)8385074
  • (OCoLC)56465195

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