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Comprehensive read on Stalin. Ideas are more powerful than guns. But who can not be, when ruling the most vast nation of the world spanning 11 time zones, and trying to develop and industrialise its peasant people overnight at the same time, to catch up with the “sophisticated” West?

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Edvard Stanislavovich Radzinsky Russian: The foreword is beautiful. I did not like it. I think the author Edvard Radzinsky wanted to entertain the readers or Stalin because many people think it is very entertaining to learn about the role some leaders had in Wold War II. In my opinion i think the theme of this book is how anyone can make an impact on a lot of people just by teaching people about what they think is right.

Read it Forward Read it first. Jan 31, Rithun Regi rated it really liked it. Preview — Stalin by Edvard Radzinsky. Jewish children on a death train. But the guys who run capitalism are doing something broadly similar too.

The difference with Radzinsky and Suvorov, is the incentive. Customers who bought this item also bought. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Stalin is arguably one of the all time easiest villains to villify, yet the author, allegedly a successful Russian writer, makes pronouncements time and again, concocted out of wholecloth, that don’t pass the giggle test. Feb 23, Delgee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: His book includes an interview with a former bodyguard of Stalin, who stated that on the night of Stalin’s death, the bodyguards were relieved of duty by an NKVD officer named Khrustalev.

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The author seems to have some big claims for which historical evidences are just not strong enough. Feb 26, Nick Wallace rated it it was amazing. Peter Myers has said on his website that Stalin rejected a plan proposed to him by representatives of the United States to create a world government, I think that would be more likely to be the motive for his murder, not anything to do with Jewry. He set in motion the five-year plans that made the Soviet Union an industrial nation overnight although at the cost of millions of lives.

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This is an exquisitely bad book. I think the author’s purpose is to entertain. The Kremlin intrigues, the ceaseless round of double-dealing and back-stabbing, the eedvard worlds of the Soviet Empire’s ruling class-all become, in Radzinsky’s hands, as gripping and powerful as the great Russian sagas.

Radzijsky if you need a resource for the life of Joseph Stalin and his part in history I highly recommend it. Well researched and compelling – read like a novel. Anyway, not long shy of reading Amis’s House of Meetings, was reminded I was overdue on this. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He later married Tatiana Doroninaone of the leading Soviet actresses of the 60ss. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Only now, in radzinskg post-Soviet era, can what was suppressed be told: I wonder how he dealt with it inside himself.

Paradoxes of Power, Radzinsky also supported the hypothesis by Viktor Suvorov that Stalin had prepared a preemptive strike against Nazi Germany for In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

And the riddle of that most cold-blooded of leaders, a man for whom nothing was sacred in his pursuit of radzinsly might–and perhaps the greatest mass murderer in Western history–is solved.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The most preposterous claim, Radzhinskii leaves to the last. In he became General Secretary and two years later Lenin died setting in motion the power struggle that took place over I read this book in a span of about three or four weeks and could not put it down. Any neo-Communist who considers Lenin to be a true Communist has no choice but to consider Stalin a true Communist as well, at least if they want to remain intellectually true to historical facts.

Bush in Iraq, his tax breaks for the rich, to the Kyoto shalin and how it is snatching its own citizens’ rights in the name of “homeland security”, to name just a few instances.

That is why I think the theme of this book was how one person can make a huge impact on society and how people view things. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And that is for a very good reason: