He was a visiting scholar at the Russian Academy of Sciences (1993, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2012) and its predecessor, the USSR Academy of Sciences (1991). “Stephen Kotkin’s first volume on Stalin is ambitious in conception and masterly in execution. Kotkin's most recent book is his second of three planned volumes which discuss the life and times of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, namely Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 (2014) and Stalin, Vol. Looking for books by Stephen Kotkin? Fellow Sovietologist Richard Pipes, who was much less impressed with Stalin than Kotkin, defended the authenticity of the Testament in a NY Review article on v. 1 of Kotkin’s bio that is fortunately not behind a paywall. He was also a visiting scholar at University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science in 1994 and 1997. Kotkin has authored several nonfiction books on history as well as textbooks and is perhaps best known for Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization which exposes the realities of everyday life in the Soviet city of Magnitogorsk during the 1930s. In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. © Copyright 2020 Recorded Books, Inc. Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy. [2] He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His first volume in a projected trilogy on the life of Stalin, Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 (976 pp., Penguin Random House, 2014) analyzes his life through 1928, and was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 is the second volume in an extensive three-volume biography of Joseph Stalin by American historian and Princeton Professor of History Stephen Kotkin. Stalin, Volume III. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941. [5] In 2017, Kotkin wrote in The Wall Street Journal that Communist democide resulted in the deaths of at least 65 million people between 1917 and 2017, stating: "Though communism has killed huge numbers of people intentionally, even more of its victims have died from starvation as a result of its cruel projects of social engineering."[6][7]. Professor Stephen Kotkin continued his multi-volume biography of Joseph Stalin, with a focus on Stalin's leadership of the Soviet Union in the years leading up to World War II. He is also a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Stephen Mark Kotkin (born February 17, 1959)[1] is an American historian, academic and author. in English. In urban areas this meant building factories and marginalizing enemies. Originally published in November 2014 by Penguin Random House: Hardcover ( ISBN 978-1594203794) and Kindle and as an audiobook in December 2014 by Recorded Books. Released: Feb 01, 2022. Business Term: Purchase. See all books authored by Stephen Kotkin, including Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000, and Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878 - 1928, and more on ThriftBooks.com. He is also a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.[4]. Kotkin believes these sentences were forged since Lenin must have been too ill to have written them. Review of Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 by Stephen Kotkin (Penguin Random House, 2015).. Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928, is the first of a projected three-volume biography of the Soviet despot written by Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund Professor of History and International Studies at Princeton University, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. II, Waiting for Hitler, 1928–1941 (2017). December 6, 2017 Stalin. . Volume II of Stephen Kotkin’s STALIN: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 picks up where the scholar left off, cataloging the 20th century’s most successful and ruthless dictator’s consolidation of power. When it is complete, it will surely become the standard work, and I heartily recommend it.” It provides a brilliant account of Stalin’s formation as a political actor up to his fateful decision to collectivize agriculture by force. 'Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928' is the first volume in a three volume series of tomes on the life of the Soviet dictator Iosef 'Soso' Jugashvili a.k.a Joseph Stalin by the eminent Princeton Professor of history and international affairs, Stephen Kotkin. The third turning-point was the year of 1917 when Kotkin concludes his man was “deeply engaged in all deliberations and actions in the innermost circle of the Bolshevik leadership, and, as the coup neared and then took place, he was observed in the thick of events.”. I n Volume 1 of his biography, Kotkin portrayed Stalin as a talented man, by far the best of the bunch of Soviet leaders and would-be leaders of the 1920s (including Lenin), not ‘a sociopath in the eyes of those who worked most closely with him’ or, for that matter, in Kotkin’s authorial eye. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. [5], His literary agent is Andrew Wylie. He also contributed as a commentator for NPR and the BBC. He has written many books on Stalin and the Soviet Union including the first 2 of a 3 volume work on Stalin, and he is currently working on volume 3. Penguin Random House. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. [citation needed], National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Professor in History and International Affairs, Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928, Stalin: Volume II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, "The Department of History: Stephen Kotkin", "The legacy of 100 years of communism: 65 million deaths", "The Pulitzer Prizes. Kotkin graduated from the University of Rochester in 1981 with a B.A. [3] He has won a number of awards and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Kotkin was a Pultizer Prize finalist for Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928. Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history at Princeton university and one of the great historians of our time, specializing in Russian and Soviet history. The Red Army’s high command was also decapitated, while Soviet diplomats suffered an equally devastating purge. Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, by Stephen Kotkin", "Book review: 'Stalin: Volume 1, Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928,' by Stephen Kotkin", "Terror and killing and more killing under Stalin leading up to World War II", "A Portrait of Stalin in All His Murderous Contradictions", Available articles and publications for download, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stephen_Kotkin&oldid=995432073, University of California, Berkeley alumni, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2020, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Russian and Soviet politics and history, communism, global history, Berkeley: University of California; paperback with afterword in 1993, Oxford and New York: Oxford University; paperback with new preface, 2003; updated edition 2008, This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 00:34. Kotkin has authored several nonfiction books on history as well as textbooks and is perhaps best known for Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization which exposes the realities of everyday life in the Soviet city of Magnitogorsk during the 1930s. RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers—at home, in the car, and wherever they take their mobile devices. Product Number C03354. The volume is the third of a three-volume study that that tells the story not just of Stalin's impact on the world, but of the world's impact on Stalin. “What regime liquidates colossal numbers of loyal officials?” asks Kotkin, “what great power has ever executed 9… Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. ISBN: #9781490631011. Stalin, Volume 1 - Kotkin Stephen - Читать книгу онлайн, скачать книгу бесплатно без регистрации. Harder to fathom is the Great Terror of 1937-1938, when more than 1.5 million people were arrested and nearly 700,000 executed, including hundreds of thousands of loyal party members and state officials. He is currently the John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he is also Co-Director of the Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy and the Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1989. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 was originally published in October 2017 by Penguin Random House, and as an audiobook in December 2017 by Recorded Books. In the vast literature on the Soviet Union, there is no study to rival Stephen Kotkin’s massive first instalment of a planned three-volume biography of Joseph Stalin. 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