One of the most successful dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin believed that fashioning a better tomorrow was worth sacrificing the lives of millions today. He built a modern Russia on the corpses of millions of its citizens. First published in 1983, Stalin and Stalinism has established itself as one of the most popular textbooks for those who want to understand the Stalin phenomenon. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this updated third edition provides: Up to date analysis of the Stalin era A new chapter analysing Stalin s personality New documents which graphically illustrate the bloodletting An examination of the Stalin cult and why it was so successful even today Fully updated throughout to incorporate recent research findings, the book also contains a Chronology of key events, Who s Who and Guide to Further Reading. This concise assessment of one of the major figures of twentieth century world history remains an essential purchase for students studying the subject. Martin McCauley is a seasoned writer and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Russian and international affairs. His previous publications include The Origins of the Cold War, 3rd Edition(Longman) and Russia, America and the Cold War(Longman).McCauley, Martin is the author of 'Stalin and Stalinism', published 2003 under ISBN 9780582505872 and ISBN 0582505879.