Item description for The Murder of Maxim Gorky: A Secret Execution by Arkady Vaksberg & Todd Bludeau...
"Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, famous throughout the world as the writer Maxim Gorky, died on the morning of June 18, 1936, not far from Moscow in an old estate once belonging to the nobility and made available for him by Stalin. This was that very same home in which Lenin had passed away twelve years earlier. Was this a stunt drummed up by the most masterly and malevolent of all playwrights that history has ever known? What kind of chance happening could be at work: the mustachioed leader knew full well about the relationship between the first Bolshevik tyrant and the founder' of Socialist Realism. In sending the writer to the next world in that very same home, where Vladimir Ilyich, who had banned him from Soviet Russia, died twelve years previously, Stalin clearly demonstrated his particular brand of love for both of them, as well as an undying passion for sinister metaphors."-Arkady Vaksberg
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Enigma Books
ISBN 1929631626 ISBN13 9781929631629
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More About Arkady Vaksberg & Todd Bludeau
Arkadi Vaksberg is an author and longtime Paris correspondent of the magazine "Literaturnaia Gazeta". Vaksberg was born in Siberia in 1922 and has studied law and journalism. His published works include many articles on history and politics, as well as 40 books, including "The Soviet Mafia, Stalin Against the Jews" and "The Murder of Maxim Gorky". John le Carr has hailed Vaksberg as "a sober, shrewd, and secretly impassioned reporter of the Russian identity."