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Author Khlevniuk, O. V. (Oleg Vitalevich)

Title Master of the house : Stalin and his inner circle / Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  947.0842 K528m 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxv, 313 pages ; 25 cm.
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Series The Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War
Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War.
Note "Hoover Institution on War, Stanford University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-302) and index.
Contents The Stalinization of the Politburo, 1928-1930 -- Power in crisis, 1931-1933 -- A facade of liberalization, 1934 -- Terror and conciliation, 1935-1936 -- Stalin and the great terror, 1937-1938 -- On the eve of war : the new structure of Stalin's government -- Conclusion : master of the house.
Language Translated from the Russian.
Summary "Based on meticulous research in previously unavailable documents in the Soviet archives, this book illuminates the secret inner mechanisms of power in the Soviet Union during the years when Stalin established his notorious dictatorship. Oleg V. Khlevniuk focuses on the top organ in Soviet Russia's political hierarchy of the 1930s - the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party - and on the political and interpersonal dynamics that weakened its collective leadership and enabled Stalin's rise." "Khlevniuk's research challenges existing theories of the workings of the Politburo and uncovers many new findings regarding the nature of alliances among Politburo members, Sergei Kirov's murder, the implementation of the Great Terror, and much more. The author analyzes Stalin's mechanisms of generating and retaining power and presents a new understanding, unmatched in texture and depth, of the highest tiers of the Communist Party in a crucial era of Soviet history."--Jacket.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
TSK KPSS. Politbiuro.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 (OCoLC)fst00053304
TSK KPSS. Politbiuro. (OCoLC)fst00558951
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Chronological Term 1917-1953
Added Author Favorov, Nora Seligman.
ISBN 9780300110661 (alk. paper)
0300110669 (alk. paper)

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