Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

With newly opened archival papers that were once off limits to historians and researchers, Oleg V. Khlevniuk, gives us a new look at Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin, both as a man and as the leader of the USSR. The author delves into specific events of Stalin’s life in politics, in his relationships with his family, and as a leader of his country through letters, reports and diaries that gives a “compelling narrative” of a man “left long-lasting scars on the people over whom he ruled” with a ruthlessness nearly unparalled¬† in world history and who changed the course of the world.