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


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.