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Stalin’s library: inside the mind of a dictator
Geoffrey Roberts explores the life and career of Josef Stalin through his vast book collection
Historian Geoffrey Roberts explores the life and career of Josef Stalin through his vast book collection. In conversation with Rob Attar, Professor Roberts highlights some of the unexpected items on the Soviet dictator's shelves and explains the influence that reading had on his brutal regime.
Geoffrey Roberts is the author of Stalin's Library: A Dictator and his Books (Yale University Press, 2022)