Stalin’s Library: A Dictator and his Books

A compelling intellectual biography of Stalin told through his personal library

A Socialist History Society meeting with historian Geoffrey Roberts.

In this engaging life of the twentieth century’s most self-consciously learned dictator, Geoffrey Roberts explores the books Stalin read, how he read them, and what they taught him. Stalin firmly believed in the transformative potential of words and his voracious appetite for reading guided him throughout his years. Read on ...