Let’s Talk About Stalin — The Biography You Have to Read

Jakub Ferencik
4 min readDec 2, 2022

I wanted to take some time to recommend a biography on Stalin I read at the beginning of the semester; I am doing my MA at McGill university and I read this book for my reading course on Stalinism.

Oleg V. Khlevniuk’s book, Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator portrays a unique picture of Joseph Stalin’s life, who has been mystified, deified, and revised from the time of his birth to the extent that it is difficult to demarcate truth from fabrication or falsehood.

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views