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The Resource Stalin's daughter : the extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, Rosemary Sullivan

Stalin's daughter : the extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, Rosemary Sullivan

Label
Stalin's daughter : the extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Title
Stalin's daughter
Title remainder
the extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Sullivan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A painstakingly researched, revelatory portrait of the Soviet dictator's daughter traces her formative years in the Kremlin, the losses of numerous loved ones and her controversial defection to the United States
  • "The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators--her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin. Communist Party privilege protected her from the mass starvation and purges that haunted Russia, but she did not escape tragedy--the loss of everyone she loved, including her mother, two brothers, aunts and uncles, and a lover twice her age, deliberately exiled to Siberia by her father. As she gradually learned about the extent of her father's brutality after his death, Svetlana could no longer keep quiet and in 1967 shocked the world by defecting to the United States--leaving her two children behind. But although she was never a part of her father's regime, she could not escape his legacy. Her life in America was fractured; she moved frequently, married disastrously, shunned other Russian exiles, and ultimately died in poverty in Spring Green, Wisconsin. With access to KGB, CIA, and Soviet government archives, as well as the close cooperation of Svetlana's daughter, Rosemary Sullivan pieces together Svetlana's incredible life in a masterful account of unprecedented intimacy. Epic in scope, it's a revolutionary biography of a woman doomed to be a political prisoner of her father's name. Sullivan explores a complicated character in her broader context without ever losing sight of her powerfully human story, in the process opening a closed, brutal world that continues to fascinate us. Illustrated with photographs"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.084/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK275.A4
LC item number
S85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Stalin's daughter : the extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, Rosemary Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [645]-703)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The defection -- Part one: The Kremlin years. That place of sunshine ; A motherless child ; The hostess and the peasant ; The Terror ; The circle of secrets and lies ; Love story ; A Jewish wedding ; The anti-cosmopolitan campaign ; Everything silent, as before a storm ; The death of the Vozhd -- Part two: The Soviet reality. The ghosts return ; The Generalissimo's daughter ; Post-thaw ; The gentle Brahman ; On the banks of the Ganges -- Part three: Flight to America. Italian comic opera ; Diplomatic fury ; Attorneys at work ; The arrival ; A mysterious figure ; Letters to a friend ; A cruel rebuff ; Only one year ; The Taliesin fiasco ; The Montenegrin's courtier ; Stalin's daughter cutting the grass ; A KGB stool pigeon ; Lana Peters, American citizen ; The modern jungle of freedom -- Part four: Learning to live in the West. Chaucer road ; Back in the USSR ; Tbilisi interlude ; American reality ; "Never wear a tight skirt if you intend to commit suicide" ; My dear, they haven't changed a bit ; Final return
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 741 pages
Isbn
9780062206107
Lccn
2014045982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883146297
  • 839456
  • (OCoLC)ocn883146297
  • 839456
Label
Stalin's daughter : the extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, Rosemary Sullivan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [645]-703)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The defection -- Part one: The Kremlin years. That place of sunshine ; A motherless child ; The hostess and the peasant ; The Terror ; The circle of secrets and lies ; Love story ; A Jewish wedding ; The anti-cosmopolitan campaign ; Everything silent, as before a storm ; The death of the Vozhd -- Part two: The Soviet reality. The ghosts return ; The Generalissimo's daughter ; Post-thaw ; The gentle Brahman ; On the banks of the Ganges -- Part three: Flight to America. Italian comic opera ; Diplomatic fury ; Attorneys at work ; The arrival ; A mysterious figure ; Letters to a friend ; A cruel rebuff ; Only one year ; The Taliesin fiasco ; The Montenegrin's courtier ; Stalin's daughter cutting the grass ; A KGB stool pigeon ; Lana Peters, American citizen ; The modern jungle of freedom -- Part four: Learning to live in the West. Chaucer road ; Back in the USSR ; Tbilisi interlude ; American reality ; "Never wear a tight skirt if you intend to commit suicide" ; My dear, they haven't changed a bit ; Final return
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 741 pages
Isbn
9780062206107
Lccn
2014045982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883146297
  • 839456
  • (OCoLC)ocn883146297
  • 839456

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