Joseph Stalin

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Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)

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"Young Stalin" attracted rave reviews for its revelatory portrait of Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, as the youthful Bolshevik was originally called before adopting the rather snappier moniker "Man of Steel."
In 1898, Ulyanov (soon to be known as Lenin) was languishing in Siberian exile, while at the Russian Orthodox Seminary in Tiflis, authorities were berating Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili for spending more time reading Karl Marx than his lessons in theology.
Simon Sebag Montefiore, writer of the masterful Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar, has tracked down the testimonies of Stalin's family, lovers, rivals and victims to reveal the amazing story of the early years of Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili - also known as Soso, Koba and finally Stalin (Man of Steel).