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Beria Stalin's First Lieutenant

Knight, Amy

Published by Princeton Univ Pr, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1993
ISBN 10: 0691032572 / ISBN 13: 9780691032573
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Title: Beria Stalin's First Lieutenant

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Printing


312pp/illus. This is the biography of Lavrentii Beria, Stalin's notorious police chief and for many years his most powerful lieutenant. Beria has long symbolized the evils of Stalinism, yet because his political opponents removed his name from public memory after his execution in 1953, little is known of him. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 003682

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This is the first comprehensive biography of Lavrentii Beria, Stalin's notorious police chief and for many years his most powerful lieutenant. Beria has long symbolized all the evils of Stalinism, haunting the public imagination both in the West and in the former Soviet Union. Yet because his political opponents expunged his name from public memory after his dramatic arrest and execution in 1953, little has been previously published about his long and tumultuous career.

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"A milestone, an invaluable achievement, the natural heir to Leggett's history of the Cheka."--John le Carré

"This first full-scale scholarly biography of the clever, cruel, domineering security chief whom Stalin once called 'my Himmler' casts valuable new light on various events of the Stalin period and its early aftermath."--Robert Tucker, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

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