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The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin, A Novel
The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin, A Novel Richard Lourie Counterpoint, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 1999, 261 pp. ISBN: 1-58243-004-7 Despite its title, this is a novel, albeit one based upon true events and people. In the book we see a man, Joseph Stalin, whose life is devoted solely to his own advancement and acquisition of power. Lord Acton's famous quote "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." could have been w...

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