Book cover for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929 - 1941 by Stephen Kotkin
Biography & Autobiography

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929 – 1941

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler’s Germany that is the signal event of modern world history
In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost. […Learn More]