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  • Stalin

  • The Kremlin Mountaineer
  • Geschrieben von: Paul Johnson
  • Gesprochen von: Grover Gardner
  • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 30 Min.
  • Ungekürztes Hörbuch
  • Kategorien: Geschichte, Europa
  • 5,0 out of 5 stars (1 Bewertung)

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    Paul Johnson, the most celebrated popular historian of our time, takes a scalpel to Stalin, whom he considers "one of the outstanding monsters of history."Johnson sets forth the essence of Stalin’s life, character, and career. "It has been a hateful task, which has caused me much pain and disgust," he writes with characteristic candor. "But it has been a duty I have performed not without a certain grim satisfaction."

    "Stalin poses a particular challenge to a biographer: How does one render such a monster human? While Johnson doesn't flinch from chronicling Stalin's rise to absolute power - the remorseless vendetta against Leon Trotsky, the development of the Gulag, the extermination of millions of peasants - he also shows Stalin playing billiards, listening to his adored Mozart, and annotating Marx’s Capital in the margins.It is, in concise form, the story of Russia in the twentieth century: dark and murderous, a stage on which to display humanity's infinite capacity for self-destruction.

    ©2014 Paul Johnson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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