by Robert Service
ex-library copy. In mylar protective sleeve. The book itself is clean minus the stamps from the library. Priced accordingly
HB. 714 pp.
First US printing, 2005.
From one of our greatest contemporary historians of Russia and author of the bestselling Lenin, Robert Service's Stalin brings us closer than ever before to the enigma of this terrifying, fascinating and complex figure.Drawing on a wealth of unexplored materialavailable for the first time since the collapse of the former Soviet UnionRobert Service's biography of Stalin is the most authoritative yet published. It concentrates not simply on Stalin as dedicated bureaucrat or serial political killer, but on a fuller assessment of his formative interactions in Georgia, his youthful revolutionary activism, his relationship with Lenin, with his family, and with his party members.