Item description for Joseph Stalin And the Soviet Union (World Leaders) by Kevin Cunningham...
Overview Learn about the ruthless leader and the nation he helped build.
From The Book Jacket Joseph Stalin was one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. After seizing absolute control of the Soviet Union, Stalin set out to transform that vast but backward state into his vision of a Communist utopia. But Stalin's ideal state quickly became a horrible nightmare for millions of Soviet citizens. Ruthless beyond belief, Stalin and his henchmen did not hesitate to eliminate anyone they thought stood in their way as they replaced all private property with a government-controlled economy. During World War II, Stalin failed to prepare for the German blitzkrieg invasion of 1941, and approximately 27 million Soviets died before the war ended in 1945. In his last years, Stalin returned to terrorizing his people. In the neighboring nations of Eastern Europe, he installed puppet governments that helped fuel the long, tense Cold War struggle with the Western democracies. The Soviet Union is gone today, but its bloody history, and the life story of its most brutal leader, is retold in captivating detail for a new generation of readers in Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher Morgan Reynolds Publishing
ISBN 193179894X ISBN13 9781931798945
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Cunningham
Cunningham studied journalism and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana.
Kevin Cunningham currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. Kevin Cunningham was born in 1966.