Simon Sebag Montefiore — Potemkin: Catherine the Great’s Imperial Partner, 2005 год

1 марта, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Potemkin: Catherine the Great's Imperial Partner - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Random House USA / —
As a young guardsman, Grigory Potemkin caught the eye of Catherine the Great with a theatrical act of gallantry during the coup that placed her on the throne. Over the next thirty years he would become her lover, co-ruler, and husband in a secret marriage that left room for both to satisfy their sexual appetites. Potemkin proved to be one of the most brilliant statesmen of the eighteenth century, helping Catherine expand the Russian empire and deftly manipulating allies and adversaries from Constantinople to London.
This acclaimed biography vividly re-creates Potemkin’s outsized character and accomplishments and restores him to his rightful place as a colossus of the eighteenth century. It chronicles the tempestuous relationship between Potemkin and Catherine, a remarkable love affair between two strong personalities that helped shape the course of history. As he brings these characters to life, Montefiore also tells the story of the creation of the Russian empire. This is biography as it is meant to be: both intimate and panoramic, and bursting with life.

ISBN: 9781400077175
мягкая обложка, 688 стр.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore — Young Stalin, 2008 год

11 января, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Young Stalin - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Орион / —
Stalin remains one of the creators of our world — like Hitler, the personification of evil. Yet Stalin hid his past and remains mysterious. This enthralling biography that reads like a thriller finally unveils the secret but extraordinary journey of the Georgian cobbler’s son who became the Red Tsar. What forms such a merciless psychopath and consummate politician? Was he illegitimate? Did he owe everything to his mother — was she whore or saint? Was he a Tsarist agent or Lenin’s chief gangster? Was he to blame for his wife’s premature death? If he really missed the 1917 Revolution, how did he emerge so powerful?
Born in poverty, exceptional in his studies, this charismatic but dangerous boy was hailed as a romantic poet, trained as a priest, but found his mission as fanatical revolutionary. The secret world of Joseph Conrad-style terrorism was Stalin’s natural habitat, where he charmed his future courtiers, made the enemies he later liquidated, and abandoned his many mistresses and children. Montefiore shows how the murderous paranoia and gangsterism of the criminal underworld, combined with pitiless ideology, taught Stalin how to triumph in the Kremlin.

ISBN: 9780753823798
мягкая обложка, 480 стр.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore — Young Stalin, 2007 год

16 ноября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Young Stalin - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Орион / —
Stalin remains one of the creators of our world — like Hitler, the personification of evil. Yet Stalin hid his past and remains mysterious. This enthralling biography that reads like a thriller finally unveils the secret but extraordinary journey of the Georgian cobbler’s son who became the Red Tsar. What forms such a merciless psychopath and consummate politician? Was he illegitimate? Did he owe everything to his mother — was she whore or saint? Was he a Tsarist agent or Lenin’s chief gangster? Was he to blame for his wife’s premature death? If he really missed the 1917 Revolution, how did he emerge so powerful?
Born in poverty, exceptional in his studies, this charismatic but dangerous boy was hailed as a romantic poet, trained as a priest, but found his mission as fanatical revolutionary. The secret world of Joseph Conrad-style terrorism was Stalin’s natural habitat, where he charmed his future courtiers, made the enemies he later liquidated, and abandoned his many mistresses and children. The mastermind of bank-robberies, protection-rackets, extortion, arson, piracy and murder was, uniquely, part-intellectual, part-brigand. Montefiore shows how the murderous paranoia and gangsterism of the criminal underworld, combined with pitiless ideology, taught Stalin how to triumph in the Kremlin — and create the USSR in his flawed image.
Based on astonishing new evidence, YOUNG STALIN is a history of the Russian Revolution, a pre-history of the USSR — and a fascinatingly intimate biography: this is how Stalin became Stalin.

ISBN: 9780297850687
твердый переплет, 432 стр.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore — Monsters: History’s Most Evil Men and Women, 2009 год

13 ноября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Monsters: History's Most Evil Men and Women - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Monsters presents, in chronological order, grimly fascinating profiles of 101 notorious and profoundly sinister individuals whose actions have one thing in common: they have had a baleful and blood-soaked impact on the annals of history.

ISBN: 9781847249517
мягкая обложка, 400 стр.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore — Young Stalin, 2008 год

30 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Young Stalin - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Random House USA / —
Based on ten years’ astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin.

ISBN: 978-1-4000-9613-8
мягкая обложка, 460 стр.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore — Speeches That Changed the World, 2010 год

26 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Speeches That Changed the World - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Since the beginning of time, great leaders have used their power of oratory to win and inspire followers. This book contains over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations and will both inspire readers and give them a greater understanding of the events of the time. Each speech is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction that explains its historical background, why it was significant and what happened as a result. A biography of each speechmaker explains how they came to be standing at the crossroads of history.

ISBN: 9781848660571
твердый переплет, 224 стр.
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