On Stalin's team: The years of living dangerously in Soviet politics

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Fitzpatrick, Sheila 2015. On Stalin's team: The years of living dangerously in Soviet politics. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Publishing.
AuthorsFitzpatrick, Sheila
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Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing.On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin was a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of this inner circle and their families. She vividly describes how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, but also constituted his social circle. Stalin's team included the wily security chief Beria; Andreev, who traveled to provincial purges while listening to Beethoven on a portable gramophone; and Khrushchev, who finally disbanded the team four years after Stalin's death. Taking readers from the cataclysms of the Great Purges and World War II to the paranoia of Stalin's final years,On Stalin's Team paints an entirely new picture of Stalin within his milieu-one that transforms our understanding of how the Soviet Union was ruled during much of its existence.

KeywordsHistory; Political Science
ISBN9781400874217
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvc77n22
Page range1 - 459
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
Grant IDDP120104384
Year2015
PublisherMelbourne University Publishing
Place of publicationMelbourne, Australia
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