{Pdf} Young Stalin By Simon Sebag Montefiore


Summary Young Stalin

Young Stalin

'Young Stalin' is an adventure story about an exceptional turbulent young man born in exoticism raised in the church fancying himself a poet then embracing revolution. Even the preface starts off strong with a brilliantly vivid description of Stalin s first bank heist That particular narrative reads like an action novel than a biographySimilarly the author portrays Soso s Stalin s childhood home of Gori Georgia as a hotbed of mischief both major and minor From all out town brawls to school field trips to witness an execution the town reminds me of an almost cartoonish depiction of a criminal haven Further Stalin s NUMEROUS escapes from capture from incarceration and from exile seem like things that could only happen in a bad movie Once Stalin reaches his twenties the book borders on repetitive as is Stalin s life Stalin gets exiled sleeps with some local teenagers escapes stirs up trouble repeat All in all an engrossing historical biography and this coming from someone who does not particularly enjoy history Reading this definitely made me yearn to learn about Stalin s time in power and the Terror he unleashed my current knowledge being limited to what I need to know to teach Animal Farm If Sebag Montefiore s other Stalin book weren t 800 pages I would be starting it right now

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Ers our understanding of the gifted politician and fanatical Marxist who shaped the Soviet empire in his own brutal image This is the story of how Stalin became Stali. This is the best biography I ve read in a long time I didn t know much about Stalin and had only basic knowledge of Russian history before I started but Montefiore s book leaves me hungry for The book begins with an excellent hook describing a sensational bank robbery Stalin perpetrated in Tiflis Georgia It s also very well researched with lots of endnotes and footnotes but no so many footnotes as to distract from the text Even better it s written in such a way that the characters even the peripheral ones come alive I had no idea there were so many colorful characters in the dying Russian Empire Surprisingly many passages were excruciatingly funny such as the description of Stalin s pet psychopath Kamo feigning insanity to the point where he actually became insaneI would HIGHLY recommend this book even if you re not all that interested in Stalin or Russia After all I wasn t

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Ary idealism and thereby finding his romantic Messianic mission in lifeCulminating in the 1917 revolution Simon Sebag Montefiore's bestselling biography radically alt. List of IllustrationsStalin Family TreeMapsIntroductionList of CharactersNote Young Stalin Stalin s Names Nicknames Bylines and AliasesAcknowledgementsSelect BibliographyIndexThe full and extremely extensive references for this book are available in the hardback edition and also on the author s website at In order to make the paperback a manageable and readable size the author and publishers have decided not to include the notes in the paperback We hope readers will agree that for most the balance of convenience is best served by this policy


10 thoughts on “Young Stalin

  1. says:

    This is Stalin before he was “Stalin” While Montefiore's previous book The Court of the Red Tsar covers Stalin’s years in power here we get a look into his childhood home and abuse his uestionable parentage his career as a poet who knew? his seminary schooling his early crimes arrests exiles his multiple girlfriends his meeting with L

  2. says:

    As I am planning to read “Stalin Court of the Red Tsar” I thought it would make sense to read this volume first and I am so glad that I did This volume takes Stalin from his childhood up to 1917 and encompasses so much I knew very little about Stalin before reading this and so this was full of surprises for me It begins with a bank raid – of which Stalin was involved in many – to get money for the cause Montefiore writes as though

  3. says:

    Even the preface starts off strong with a brilliantly vivid description of Stalin's first bank heist That particular narr

  4. says:

    I can imagine a clickbaity description the book Stalin does not want you to read While historical and well researched in its nature this book reads like an action novel and it's one of the best character studies I've ever read It's entertaining intense revealing and sobering at times showing how a tyrant is made Having been to some of the p

  5. says:

    List of IllustrationsStalin Family TreeMapsIntroductionList of CharactersNote Young Stalin Stalin's Names Nicknames Bylines and AliasesAcknowledgementsSelect BibliographyIndexThe full and extremely extensive references for this book are available in the hardback edition and also on the author's website at In order to mak

  6. says:

    February 2016 then on 31 July and 1 Aug 2018 edited for clarityListened to this on Audio CD Fascinating Very well read by James Adams Paints Stalin as much intellectual than most describe him One cause Trotsky was a powerful writer w

  7. says:

    This is the best biography I've read in a long time I didn't know much about Stalin and had only basic knowledge of Russian history before I started but Montefiore's book leaves me hungry for The book begins with an excellent hook describing a sensational bank robbery Stalin perpetrated in Tiflis Georgia It's also very well researched with lots of endnotes and footnotes but no so many footnotes as to distract from the text Even better it's

  8. says:

    Wow what a cool guy Real Robin Hood bank robber taking from the rich and giving to the central committee always one step ahead of the tsar and

  9. says:

    A really entertaining read about the life of Stalin before he actually became Stalin Filled with a wealth of information about his upbringing family friends relationships gangster days and the beginnings of the original Politburo in Communist R

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