Stalin’s early years and Mein Kampf

Stephen Kotkin examines the Soviet leader’s youth and ascent to power, while Chris Bowlby describes the complex history of Hitler’s notorious book

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Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin, author of a major new biography of Josef Stalin, describes the Soviet leader’s path to power. Meanwhile, BBC journalist Chris Bowlby gives us the lowdown on his forthcoming Radio 4 documentary about Adolf Hitler’s notorious book, Mein Kampf.

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