Stalin's world : dictating the Soviet Order

Davies, Sarah (Sarah Rosemary), author
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  • Creator Sarah Davies and James Harris
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New Haven [Connecticut] ; London [England] : Yale University Press, 2014. ©2014
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (359 pages)
  • ISBNs 9780300184723, 0300184727, 9780300182811
  • OCLC ocn893675794


  • Using the materials of Stalin's personal archive, this book explores the dictator's 'vision' of the world from two different but complementary perspectives. It begins by addressing the question of how he interpreted information. When one compares the material that he read from week to week with the decisions he subsequently shaped, it is possible to draw conclusions about the way he understood and interpreted that information. The book reveals not only how he perceived the world, but also how he mis-perceived it. It then addresses the question of how Stalin projected his vision of the world.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""List of Terms and Abbreviations""; ""Introduction: Stalinâ€?s Vision""; ""PART I. INFORMATION AND INTERPRETATION""; ""1. “Bolshevikâ€? Leadership""; ""2. Spymania""; ""3. Capitalist Encirclement""; ""PART II. THE POWER OF STALINâ€?S WORDS""; ""4. The Leader Cult""; ""5. The Working Class""; ""6. Soviet Culture""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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