Hardback On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics / Sheila Fitzpatrick.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780691145334 (hbk.) :
Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. This text overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin was a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides an in-depth account of this inner circle and their families, vividly describing how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, whom they both feared and admired, but also constituted his social circle.
384 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm