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On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics, Sheila Fitzpatrick

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On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics
Title
On Stalin's team
Title remainder
the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin were 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 the first 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. Readers meet the wily security chief Beria, whom the rest of the team quickly had executed following Stalin's death; Stalin's number-two man, Molotov, who continued on the team even after his wife was arrested and exiled; the charismatic Ordzhonikidze, who ran the country's industry with entrepreneurial flair; Andreev, who traveled to provincial purges while listening to Beethoven on a portable gramophone; and Khrushchev, who finally disbanded the team four years after Stalin's death. Among the book's surprising findings is that Stalin almost always worked with the team on important issues, and after his death the team managed a brilliant transition to a reforming collective leadership. Taking readers from the cataclysms of the Great Purges and World War II to the paranoia of Stalin's final years, On Stalin's Team paints an entirely new picture of Stalin within his milieu--one that transforms our understanding of how the Soviet Union was ruled during much of its existence"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzpatrick, Sheila
Dewey number
947.084/20922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK 268 .S8 F593 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Soviet Union
  • Politicians
  • Soviet Union
  • Political culture
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Friendship
  • Political culture
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Soviet Union
Label
On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics, Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The team emerges -- The great break -- In power -- The team on view -- The great purges -- Into war -- Postwar hopes -- Aging leader -- Without Stalin -- End of the road
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691145334
Lccn
2015002745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909776849
  • (OCoLC)ocn909776849
Label
On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The team emerges -- The great break -- In power -- The team on view -- The great purges -- Into war -- Postwar hopes -- Aging leader -- Without Stalin -- End of the road
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691145334
Lccn
2015002745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909776849
  • (OCoLC)ocn909776849

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