Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Booktalk: Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1928-1941

VENUE:Present Day Club

Booktalk: Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1928-1941

| Eurasia Program

About the Event


Heralded as the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin and the world he lived in, the first volume in Prof. Kotkin’s trilogy recast the way we think about Stalin and the Soviet Union. In this talk on the occasion of the publication of his second volume, Kotkin will explore the industrialization of a kind the world had never seen, the militarization of Soviet society, the pact that shocked the world, and the invasion that followed.

Books will be for sale following the event or are available for purchase here.


Present Day Club

72 Stockton Street
Princeton. NJ. US. 08540


Entire series is free for FPRI Members at the $250 level and above. 

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Stephen Kotkin

Stephen Kotkin - Stephen Kotkin is an FPRI Eurasia Fellow and the Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he directs the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs the Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.