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Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Label
Young Stalin
Title
Young Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The shadowy journey from obscurity to power of the Georgian cobbler's son who became the Red Tsar--the man who, along with Hitler, remains the modern personification of evil: a merciless psychopath who was, as well, a consummate politician, the dynamic world statesman who helped create and industrialize the USSR, outplayed Churchill and Roosevelt, and defeated Hitler? Historian Montefiore tells the story of a charismatic, turbulent boy born into poverty, of doubtful parentage, scarred by his upbringing but possessed of unusual talents. Admired as a romantic poet and trained as a priest, he found his true mission as a fanatical revolutionary. A mastermind of bank robbery, protection rackets, arson, piracy and murder, he was equal parts terrorist, intellectual and brigand. The paranoid criminal underworld was Stalin's natural habitat, and murderous banditry and political gangsterism, combined with pitiless ideology, enabled Stalin to dominate the Kremlin--and create the USSR in his flawed image.--From publisher description
Summary
Examines the turbulent early years of a man who would become the personification of twentieth-century evil, detailing his poverty-stricken youth, religious training, role as a fanatical revolutionary, many love affairs, and evolution into a murderous tyrant
Writing style
Award
  • Costa Biography Award, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 2007.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
212159
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montefiore, Sebag
Dewey number
  • 947.084/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.S8
LC item number
M574 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Heads of state
Target audience
adult
Label
Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-438) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Keke's miracle : Soso -- Crazy Beso -- Brawlers, wrestlers and choirboys -- A hanging in Gori -- The poet and the priesthood -- The "young man with the burning eyes" -- Battle of the dormitories : Soso versus Father "Black spot" -- The weatherman : parties and princes -- Stalin goes underground : Konspiratsia -- "I'm working for the Rothschilds!" : fire, massacre and arrest in Batumi -- Pt. 2. The prisoner -- The frozen Georgian : Siberian exile -- Bolshevik temptress -- 1905 : king of the mountain -- 1905 : fighters, urchins and dressmakers -- 1905 : the Mountain Eagle : Stalin meets Lenin -- The man in grey : marriage, mayhem (and Sweden) -- Pirate and father -- Stalin in London -- Kamo goes insane : the game of bandits and cossacks -- The tragedy of Kato : Stalin's stony heart -- Boss of the black city : plutocrats, protection-rackets and piracy -- Louse racing, murder and madness : prison games -- "River cock" and the noblewoman -- "The milkman" : was Stalin a Tsarist agent? -- Pt. 3. Two lost fiancées and a pregnant pheasant -- The Central Committee and "Glamourpuss" the schoolgirl -- "Don't forget that name and be very wary!" -- The escapist : Kamo's leap and the last bank robbery -- Travels with the mysterious Valentina -- Vienna, 1913 : the wonderful Georgian, the Austrian artist and the Old Emperor -- The secret policeman's ball : betrayal in drag -- Pt. 4. "Darling, I'm in desperate straits" -- 1914 : arctic sex comedy -- The hunter -- The Robinson Crusoe of Siberia -- Stalin's reindeer-propelled sleigh and a Siberian son -- Pt. 5. 1917 spring : floundering leader -- 1917 summer : sailors on the streets -- 1917 autumn : Soso and Nadya -- 1917 winter : the countdown -- Glorious October 1917 : the bungled uprising -- Power : Stalin out of the shadows
Control code
ocn148857728
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 460 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400044658
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007029220
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148857728
Label
Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-438) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Keke's miracle : Soso -- Crazy Beso -- Brawlers, wrestlers and choirboys -- A hanging in Gori -- The poet and the priesthood -- The "young man with the burning eyes" -- Battle of the dormitories : Soso versus Father "Black spot" -- The weatherman : parties and princes -- Stalin goes underground : Konspiratsia -- "I'm working for the Rothschilds!" : fire, massacre and arrest in Batumi -- Pt. 2. The prisoner -- The frozen Georgian : Siberian exile -- Bolshevik temptress -- 1905 : king of the mountain -- 1905 : fighters, urchins and dressmakers -- 1905 : the Mountain Eagle : Stalin meets Lenin -- The man in grey : marriage, mayhem (and Sweden) -- Pirate and father -- Stalin in London -- Kamo goes insane : the game of bandits and cossacks -- The tragedy of Kato : Stalin's stony heart -- Boss of the black city : plutocrats, protection-rackets and piracy -- Louse racing, murder and madness : prison games -- "River cock" and the noblewoman -- "The milkman" : was Stalin a Tsarist agent? -- Pt. 3. Two lost fiancées and a pregnant pheasant -- The Central Committee and "Glamourpuss" the schoolgirl -- "Don't forget that name and be very wary!" -- The escapist : Kamo's leap and the last bank robbery -- Travels with the mysterious Valentina -- Vienna, 1913 : the wonderful Georgian, the Austrian artist and the Old Emperor -- The secret policeman's ball : betrayal in drag -- Pt. 4. "Darling, I'm in desperate straits" -- 1914 : arctic sex comedy -- The hunter -- The Robinson Crusoe of Siberia -- Stalin's reindeer-propelled sleigh and a Siberian son -- Pt. 5. 1917 spring : floundering leader -- 1917 summer : sailors on the streets -- 1917 autumn : Soso and Nadya -- 1917 winter : the countdown -- Glorious October 1917 : the bungled uprising -- Power : Stalin out of the shadows
Control code
ocn148857728
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 460 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400044658
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007029220
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148857728

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