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The autobiography of Joseph Stalin

a novel

by Richard Lourie

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Published by Counterpoint in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 -- Fiction.,
    • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 -- Assassination -- Fiction.,
    • Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.,
    • Assassination -- Fiction.,
    • Soviet Union -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard Lourie.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3562.O833 A95 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination261 p. ;
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL31116M
      ISBN 101582430047
      LC Control Number99011195


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