The last days of Stalin
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New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.
ISBN
9780300192223 (hardback : alkaline paper)
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271 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
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Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.
Format
Book
Street Date
1604
Language
English
ISBN
9780300192223 (hardback : alkaline paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rubenstein, J. (2016). The last days of Stalin . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rubenstein, Joshua. 2016. The Last Days of Stalin. Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rubenstein, Joshua. The Last Days of Stalin Yale University Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rubenstein, Joshua. The Last Days of Stalin Yale University Press, 2016.

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