By (author) Hiroaki Kuromiya
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Stalin by Hiroaki Kuromiya
Book DescriptionThis profile looks at how Stalin, despite being regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world, achievieving divine-like status as a dictator. Through recently uncovered research material and Stalin's archives in Moscow, Kuromiya analyzes how and why Stalin was a rare, even unique, politician who literally lived by politics alone. He analyses how Stalin understood psychology campaigns well and how he used this understanding in his political reign and terror. Kuromiya provides a convincing, concise and up-to-date analysis of Stalin's political life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582784796
(209mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hiroaki Kuromiya
Voices of the Dead, Hardback (November 2007)
Swept up in the maelstrom of Stalin's Great Terror of 1937-1938, nearly a million people died. This book attempts to retrieve their stories and reconstruct their lives, drawing upon declassified archives of the former Soviet Secret Police in Kiev. It investigates the truth behind the fabricated records.
Freedom and Terror in the Donbas, Paperback (October 2003)
This book presents an analysis of critical events in modern Ukrainian and Russian history from a regional perspective.
Stalin's Industrial Revolution, Paperback (June 1990)» View all books by Hiroaki Kuromiya
A political and social history in English of Stalin's industrial revolution during the First Five-Year Plan, 1928-1932. The author argues that Stalin and his advisors made industrialization politically possible by presenting it as "class war".
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Author Biography - Hiroaki Kuromiya
Educated in Japan and US, Hiroaki Kuromiya worked as a research fellow at King's College, Cambridge, 1986-1990 . He ahs worked on the period of Stalin's rule for nearly thirty years. His previous publications include, Stalin's Industrial Revolution: Politics and Workers, 1928-1932 (1988) and Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s (1998).
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