Book cover of Stalin's Library: A Dictator and his Books by Geoffrey Roberts
Biography & Autobiography

Stalin’s Library: A Dictator and his Books

In this engaging life of the twentieth century’s most self-consciously learned dictator, Geoffrey Roberts explores the books Stalin read, how he read them, and what they taught him. Stalin firmly believed in the transformative potential of words and his voracious appetite for reading guided him throughout his years. A biography as well as an intellectual portrait, this book explores all aspects of Stalin’s tumultuous life and politics. […Learn More]