Stalin

Stalin[Ebook] ➩ Stalin Author Rupert Colley – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin Under the Red Tsar terror knew no limits it did not discriminate; no one was safe no instit Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin Under the Red Tsar terror knew no limits it did not discriminate; no one was safe no institution no single town or village was immune Yet following his death in Stalin was deeply mourned He had ‘received the country with a wooden plough and left it with a nuclear missile shield’ And no one else some claimed could have led the Soviet Union to victory in the Second World WarSo who was Joseph Stalin what was his role during the Russian Revolution; how did he come to power what made him such a destructive tyrant and how did he impose his will on the Soviet Union for so longLove history Know your stuff with History in an Hour. “In the Soviet Union it's takes courage to retreat than advance” ― Joseph Stalin This is a short but informative book on the life of Joseph Stalin The only negative of this book is that we feel like it ended abruptly But as the name suggests the author also meant this book to be a concise biography of Stalin’s life If you want an elaborate one you can opt for the biographies by Stephen Kotkin or by Robert Service Stalin had ‘received the country with a wooden plough and left it with a nuclear missile shield’ Great Summary of Stalin It's pretty much a Cliff Notes version of the life of Stalin It's good for giving you an idea of who he was and the major events in his life It's obviously not an in depth study but gives a good general overview of Stalin This is a great little series The books give you a nice overview of the topic This one on Stalin is no different interesting enough but uite short as the title suggests Don't know much about Stalin but this book makes me want to read up on the man and fined out on him Too broad of a subject for that short book Heard audio A little broken More like a literal biography with exact chronology I like the series and the narrator is easy to understand and the story easy to follow and entertaining As you'd expect from something called History in an Hour the book moves briskly skimming across the top of a broad lake of facts A single reading or listening for the audiobook will only give a vague impression while subseuent visits to the text allows for greater elucidation One of my chief grumbles however is the single bias in the portrayal of Stalin While I do not believe that Stalin was someone to be necessarily admired or held in high regard and he did many things that were unuestionably cruel and brutal the text is so clearly biased in its uniformly evil man image of him that it becomes a little hard to take at its word even though it is true My own knowledge of Stalin's history is not as well informed as I wish it were which is why I was drawn to a speedy but detailed overview This book is that to be certain; however my interest is invited to in depth biographies simply because this goes a little too much like a bullet point list of the vicious and self interested acts of a simply paranoid and evil man There must be to the story or at least a removed journalistic approach to the presentation of these events However the history does in many ways speak for itself and the book is still a useful look balancing a wealth of information within its objective of brevity uite well And the horrors of Stalin's former rule are undeniable so my comments on the apparent bias of the book should not be taken as censure If anything the book gave me a much greater idea of the depth and reach of the terrors Stalin inflicted