Phoenix, 2004, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 720 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages are very lightly tanned throughout. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . 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. Crammed with grimly revealing anecdotes and hitherto unheard testimony, this is a book that anatomises, with vivid insight and compelling readability, the corruptions of absolute power and the psychology of those who wield it. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Russia; ISBN: 0753817667. ISBN/EAN: 9780753817667. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5483.