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Josef Stalin

Head of State (18-Dec-1878 — 5-Mar-1953)


Roman Brackman. The Secret File of Joseph Stalin: A Hidden Life. London: Frank Cass Publishers. 2000.

Alan Bullock. Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives. London: Harper Collins. 1991. 1184pp.

Robert Conquest. Stalin: Breaker of Nations. Viking Press. 1991. 346pp.

Dallin, Alexander Dallin; F.I. Firsov (editors). Dimitrov and Stalin 1934-1943: Letters From the Soviet Archives. Yale University Press. 2000. 278pp.

Robert H. McNeal. Stalin: Man & Ruler. New York University Press. 1988. 316pp.

Roy Medvedev. The Unknown Stalin: His Life, Death, and Legacy. New York: Overlook Press. 2004.

Richard J. Overy. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia. Scranton, PA: W. W. Norton. 2004. 848pp.

Donald Rayfield. Stalin and His Hangmen: An Authorative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him. London: Viking. 2004. 528pp.

Rosamond Richardson. Stalin's Shadow: Inside the Family of One of the World's Greatest Tyrants. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1994. 308pp.

Robert Service. Stalin: A Biography. Macmillan. 2004. 715pp.

Robert C. Tucker. Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941. W. W. Norton. 1990. 707pp.

Arkady Vaksberg. Translated by Antonina W. Bouis. Stalin Against the Jews. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1994.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.721)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.667)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1385)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.976)

  11. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.662-66)

  12. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (pp.403-05)

  13. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.706)

  14. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (pp.182-84)

  15. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.1249)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.463)

  17. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.818)

  18. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.296)

  19. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (pp.527-31)

  20. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.487)

  21. Encyclopedia of Heads of State and Governments 1900 through 1945 (p.389)

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