Reviews

  • Masterly, a riveting tale, written with pace and aplomb. [of volume one]

    New York Times
  • Exhilarating, compelling, terrifying and utterly gripping... Stalin emerges from Kotkin's book as that most frightening of figures -- a man of absolute conviction. [of volume one]

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett, New Statesman
  • Original, engaging, with a sharp, irreverent wit [of volume one]

    Sheila Fitzpatrick, Guardian

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