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The Resource The last days of Stalin, Joshua Rubenstein

The last days of Stalin, Joshua Rubenstein

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The last days of Stalin
Title
The last days of Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Rubenstein
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952 when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin's murderous regime. He was poised to challenge the newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with armed force, and was also broadening a vicious campaign against Soviet Jews. Stalin's sudden collapse and death in March 1953 was as dramatic and mysterious as his life. It is no overstatement to say that his passing marked a major turning point in the twentieth century. The Last Days of Stalin is an engaging, briskly told account of the dictator's final active months, the vigil at his deathbed, and the unfolding of Soviet and international events in the months after his death. Rubenstein throws fresh light on: the devious plotting of Beria, Malenkov, Khrushchev, and other 'comrades in arms' who well understood the significance of the dictator's impending death; the witness-documented events of his death as compared to official published versions; Stalin's rumored plans to forcibly exile Soviet Jews; the responses of Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles to the Kremlin's conciliatory gestures after Stalin's death; and the momentous repercussions when Stalin's regime of terror was cut short"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.084/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The last days of Stalin, Joshua Rubenstein
Instantiates
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 Death of Stalin -- A New Purge -- Stalin's Paranoia and the Jews -- The Kremlin Moves On -- The Surprise of Reform -- A Chance for Peace? -- The End of the Beginning -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780300192223
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 213152
  • 5555407
Label
The last days of Stalin, Joshua Rubenstein
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 Death of Stalin -- A New Purge -- Stalin's Paranoia and the Jews -- The Kremlin Moves On -- The Surprise of Reform -- A Chance for Peace? -- The End of the Beginning -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780300192223
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 213152
  • 5555407

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