Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2007
Duration: 16 hours 30 minutes
Here is Stalin the supreme dictator in the making, a darkly turbulent, charismatic young man fancying himself a poet and a priest and finally embracing revolutionary idealism as his Messianic mission in life. Equal parts scholar and terrorist, he would create the USSR in his profoundly flawed image.
"Young Stalin is a gripping read.... Montefiore's research, especially in the Georgian archives, is brilliant. The book provides a wealth of serious and scurrilous detail, creating a memorable portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest monsters."-Telegraph