Images Of War: Joseph Stalin
- Biographies & Memoirs, General Interest, World War II
Portraits of a monster
Joseph Stalin sacrificed his friends and allies in pursuit of power, murdered thousands with sadistic brutality to maintain it, and callously obliterated millions more of his own people over a quarter century of his leadership. Yet almost as frightening as the horrendous crimes he committed is the idolatry that allowed him to flourish.
This trove of rare images reveals both Stalin’s unimaginable crimes and the man behind the monster. It charts a terrifying trajectory: Stalin’s youth as a peasant’s son from Georgia who seemed destined for the priesthood, his years as a street-fighting revolutionary, his meteoric rise to power, and his emergence as a paranoid megalomaniac who used torture and terror as tools to attain and retain power.
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|Release Date:||January 27, 2018|