• by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by John Nettles
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister, and general, Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge.


What the Critics Say

"A marvellously racy, gossipy study, based on immense research." (Evening Standard)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Decent Stalin biography

Not a big fan of the author who writes history with no new evidence or analysis to add to an already great number of similar books.
But this passed the time ok.
Not exceptional or ground breaking, more written for a popular audience and mass market than someone serious about history. However enjoyed more than the Romanovs.
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- Attila

Great book

loved it a very thought provocing and interesting insight into a disturbing person from history
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- Zeke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-04-2006
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited