In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life.
He was about to begin uprooting and collectivization of agriculture and industry across the entire Soviet Union.
Millions would die, and many more would suffer. Where did such great, monstrous power come from? The first of three volumes, the product of a decade of intrepid research, this landmark book offers the most convincing explanation yet of Stalin's power.
1DVU Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe), 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, JPHL Political leaders & leadership