Carl changed the international image of Austria, forever. [Kotkin] is an engaging interlocutor with a sharp, irreverent wit… making the book a good read as well as an original and largely convincing interpretation of Stalin that should provoke lively arguments in the field.”. Kotkin has chosen illustrations, many of them little known, which reveal the crippled psyches of his dramatis personae.”Booklist (starred):“An ambitious, massive, highly detailed work that offers fresh perspectives on the collapse of the czarist regime, the rise of the Bolsheviks, and the seemingly unlikely rise of Stalin to total power over much of the Eurasian land mass….This is an outstanding beginning to what promises to be a definitive work on the Stalin era.”Kirkus Reviews (starred):“Authoritative and rigorous…. Post-Soviet Russia suffered an economic collapse worse than what most countries had suffered in the 1930s Great Depression. | ISBN 9780143127864 Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. It’s biography on an epic scale. 1 Two more volumes are promised, which makes the author, Stephen Kotkin, a candidate for the status of the Robert Caro of … Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941: Kotkin, Director of Russian Studies Stephen: Amazon.com.mx: Libros Magisterial.”Donald Rayfield, Literary Review: “Masterful… No other work on Stalin incorporates so well the preliminary information needed by the general reader, yet challenges so thoroughly the specialist’s preconceptions. Kotkin’s first volume of a projected 3 on Stalin is 700+ pages documenting the sculpting of an immense dictator. Check your home library website or social media sites for details about current services and offerings. Buy, Nov 06, 2014 Information that contradicts one’s hypothesis, even if discovered by accident, will sometimes not even be seen. Kotkin combines biography with historical analysis in a way that brings out clearly Stalin’s great political talents as well as the ruthlessness with which he applied them and the impact his policies had on Russia and the world. Volume One of Stalin begins and ends in January 1928 as Stalin boards a train bound for Siberia, about to embark upon the greatest gamble of … Oct 13, 2015 With a ferocious determination worthy of his subject, the author debunks many of the myths to have encrusted themselves around Stalin…. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. Another entails addressing the role of a single individual, even Stalin, in the gigantic sweep of history. He does so by sticking to the facts—many of them fresh, all of them marshalled into a gripping, fine-grained story.”The Sunday Times (London):“Staggeringly researched, exhaustively thorough… Kotkin has no patience for the idea that Stalin… was a madman or a monster. In urban areas this meant building factories and marginalizing enemies. He tries to look at him at various stages of his career without the benefit of too much hindsight…. The story is one of continuing violence, terror, and depravity. For me, as I suspect for many Russia watchers, clicking through felt like time transporting. This first volume leaves the reader longing for the story still to come.”Richard Pipes, The New York Review of Books:“This is a very serious biography that… is likely to well stand the test of time.” The Wall Street Journal:“Superb . By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. by Stephen King. With “Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941” Stephen Kotkin presents the second volume of a compelling biography of Josef Stalin. The Big Break. Stephen Kotkin. As we observe him seeking to wield the levers of power across Eurasia and beyond, we need to keep in mind that others before him had grasped the Russian wheel of state, and that the Soviet Union was located in the same difficult geography and buffeted by the same great-power neighbors as imperial Russia, although geopolitically, the USSR was even more challenged because some former tsarist territories broke off into hostile independent states. His research, narrative and arguments are as convincing as they are exhaustive. Celebrate Black Authors, Leaders, and Creators! It provides a brilliant account of Stalin’s formation as a political actor up to his fateful decision to collectivize agriculture by force. Professor Stephen Kotkin continued his multi-volume biography of Joseph Stalin, with a focus on Stalin's leadership of the Soviet Union in the years leading up to World War II. In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. Stephen Kotkin's biography of Stalin, of which this but the first of three volumes, is a most impressive achievement. The book is long but very readable and highly accessible to the general reader…. Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. When it is complete, it will surely become the standard work, and I heartily recommend it.”John Thornhill, Financial Times: “It is a measure of Kotkin’s powers of research and explanation that Stalin’s decisions can almost always be understood within the framework of his ideology and the context of his times…. Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. He makes mistakes and sometimes allows himself to be blinded by obsessions like his obsession with Trotsky, whom he hunts down and ultimately has murdered in 1940. This is a magisterial work on the grandest scale.”Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution:“More than any of Stalin’s previous biographers, Stephen Kotkin humanizes one of the great monsters of history, thereby making the monstrosity more comprehensible than it has been before. It’s natural, and it’s got a name: confirmation bias Read More ›, Stalin’s Man for Spain (review of Paul Preston, WSJ), Operation Successor: the Cunning of History, astonishing photo album of the solemn tribute, Model Citizens (review of Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev). We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming; a pragmatic ideologue; a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. Previously, I authored a case study of the Stalin epoch from a street-level perspective, in the form of a total history of a single industrial town. In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. The story emanates from Stalin’s office but not from his point of view. This reviewer, at least, is already impatient to read the next two volumes for their author’s mastery of detail and the swagger of his judgments.”David Johnson, Johnson’s Russia List: “Required reading for serious Russia-watchers… As the product of years of work and careful thought, it is for me a reminder of what it takes to get close to the truth about important and controversial subjects. Carl Schorske, emeritus professor of history at Princeton University, celebrated his 100th birthday. Many of our member libraries are currently adjusting their services to the public. Drawing on Kotkin’s exhaustive study of Soviet archival materials as well as vast scholarly literature, Stalin recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself. Headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, Recorded Books was founded in 1979 as an alternative to traditional radio programming. The media group RBK assembled an astonishing photo album of the solemn tribute (text and captions in Russian). Stephen Kotkin has a fair claim to be considered as the greatest living expert on Stalin. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin’s momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia.The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself.Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017, Stephen Kotkin is Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University, with a joint appointment as Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School. Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. He had a notable impact on countless people. In the 1990s, the Weimar analogy, in relation to Russia, was ubiquitous. A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world   The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement. Moreover, my earlier book was concerned with power, where it comes from and in what ways and with what consequences it is exercised, and so is this one. In some ways the book builds toward a history of the world from Stalin’s office (at least that is what it has felt like to write it). by Stephen Dando-Collins. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 was originally published in October 2017 by Penguin Random House, and as an audiobook in December 2017 by Recorded Books. An exhilarating ride.”Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic: “An exceptionally ambitious biography… Kotkin builds the case for quite a different interpretation of Stalin—and for quite a few other things, too. History’s Greatest Epics, Edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, Bill Gates Shares a Plan for Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Kotkin teases out his subject’s contradictions, revealing Stalin as both ideologue and opportunist, man of iron will and creature of the Soviet system, creep who apparently drove his wife to suicide and leader who inspired his people... will surely stand for years to come as a seminal account of some of the most devastating events of the 20th century.” As the original audiobook company, with a proven track record of the highest-quality productions and narrators, we know what it takes to make a … He is also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In short, the evil emerged when Stalin was in his 40s. . Kotkin picks up the story with the consolidation of power by Stalin and the move into the 1930s. Read More ›, Perhaps the most succinct definition of the scientific method is, To actively seek information that contradicts what one thinks. . The viewing occurred at the Andrei Sakharov Center, itself a poignant statement. Kotkin teases out his subject's contradictions, revealing Stalin as both ideologue and opportunist, man of iron will and creature of the Soviet system, creep who apparently drove his wife to suicide and leader who inspired his people. Kotkin’s Stalin is shrewd and crafty, but sometimes too crafty for his own good. He has won a number of awards an… Allen Lane, pp. Stalin, Volume 1 - Kotkin Stephen - Читать книгу онлайн, скачать книгу бесплатно без регистрации. Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin’s psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin’s near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution’s structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. Stalin, Volume III. Inescapably important reading.”John Lewis Gaddis, Yale University; author of George F. Kennan: A Life, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography:“In its size, sweep, sensitivity, and surprises, Stephen Kotkin’s first volume on Stalin is a monumental achievement: the early life of a man we thought we knew, set against the world—no less—that he inhabited. At the same time, the Soviet state had a more modern and ideologically infused authoritarian institutional makeup than its tsarist predecessor, and it had a leader in Stalin who stands out in his uncanny fusion of zealous Marxist convictions and great-power sensibilities, of sociopathic tendencies and exceptional diligence and resolve. Stephen Kotkin's Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. The office perspective, inevitably, is less granular in examination of the wider society—the little tactics of the habitat—but the regime, too, constituted a kind of society. . This is the second volume of Stephen Kotkin’s biography of Stalin (out of a projected three volumes). . [A] magnificent biography. Through it all, we see Stalin’s unflinching persistence, his sheer force of will—perhaps the ultimate key to understanding his indelible mark on history. The book’s signature achievement… is its vast scope: Kotkin has set out to write not only the definitive life of Stalin but also the definitive history of the collapse of the Russian empire and the creation of the new Soviet empire in its place.”Robert Gellately, Times Higher Education (London): “A brilliant portrait of a man of contradictions… In the vast literature on the Soviet Union, there is no study to rival Stephen Kotkin’s massive first instalment of a planned three-volume biography of Joseph Stalin. He is the author of the highly-praised Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 and Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization and Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000. 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