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Title Stalin : a new history / edited by Sarah Davies and James Harris.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

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Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Heads of state -- Soviet Union.
Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
Alt Name Davies, Sarah (Sarah Rosemary)
Harris, James R., 1964-
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Joseph Stalin : power and ideas / Sarah Davies and James Harris -- Stalin as Georgian : the formative years / Alfred J. Rieber -- Stalin as Commissar for Nationality Affairs, 1918-1922 / Jeremy Smith -- Stalin as General Secretary : the appointments process and the nature of Stalin's power / James Harris -- Stalin as Prime Minister : power and the Politburo / J. Arch Getty -- Stalin as dictator : the personalisation of power / Oleg V. Khlevniuk -- Stalin as economic policy-maker : Soviet agriculture, 1931-1936 / R.W. Davies -- Stalin as foreign policy-maker : avoiding war, 1927-1953 / Alfred J. Rieber -- Stalin as Marxist : the Western roots of Stalin's russification of Marxism / Erik Van Ree -- Stalin as Bolshevik romantic : ideology and mobilisation, 1917-1939 / David Priestland -- Stalin as patron of cinema : creating Soviet mass culture, 1932-1936 / Sarah Davies -- Stalin as producer : the Moscow show trials and the construction of mortal threats / William Chase -- Stalin as symbol : a case study of the personality cult and its construction / David Brandenberger -- Stalin as the coryphaeus of science : ideology and knowledge in the post-war years / Ethan Pollock.
Summary The figure of Joseph Stalin has always provoked heated and often polarized debate. In this groundbreaking study, leading international experts challenge many assumptions about Stalin from his early life in Georgia to the Cold War years, using recently declassified archive.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511614897 (electronic bk.)
0511614896 (electronic bk.)
0511129211 (electronic bk.)
9780511129216 (electronic bk.)
0511128584 (electronic bk.)
9780511128585 (electronic bk.)
0511130244 (electronic bk.)
9780511130243 (electronic bk.)
9780511130748 (electronic bk.)
0511130740 (electronic bk.)
0521851041 (hbk.)
9780521851046 (hbk.)
0521616530 (pbk.)
9780521616539 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780521851046
OCLC # 252488035
Additional Format Print version: Stalin. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521851041 (DLC) 2006295733 (OCoLC)60320249

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