History and Biography

Montefiore, Simon Sebag
March 2004
History Today;Mar2004, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p30
Discusses issues involved in writing the biography of dictators. Appeal of biographical history books to readers; Information on the personality of Joseph Stalin, a Russian dictator; Views of Stalin about history.


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