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Published: 04 February 2016

496 Pages | 16pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199668052

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Stalin's Curse

Battling for Communism in War and Cold War

Robert Gellately

  • The in-depth story of how Stalin built his Red Empire amidst the ruins of World War II - and why he did it
  • Reveals the deep-seated ideological commitment to spreading Communism that motivated the Soviet dictator
  • Illuminates the bloody end of World War II from the Eastern Front
  • Offers a glimpse into the social, political, and intellectual world of Stalinism at its height
  • Questions many 'accepted facts' about the origins of the Cold War, Stalin's dictatorship, and the rise of post-war Communism