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1 Barbusse, Henri (Alexander Stetski, Introduction) Stalin: A New World Seen Through the Man or Staline: Un Monde Nouveau Vu A Travers Un Homme RUSSIAN LANGUAGE 1936
Moscow 1936 Russian Language Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
Stalin: A New World Seen Through the Man or Staline: Un Monde Nouveau Vu A Travers Un Homme This edition in the Russian Language published 1936 in Moscow. Preface by Alexander Stetski. X + 352 pages + Table of Contents & Colophon. The book ends with the date 1935. 9-1/8 x 7-1/8 x 1 inch. 23.5 x 18 cm. Red over olive green textured cloth boards with stamped red author and title on front cover, white print and decorative printed box bands to spine. No dustjacket. All lettering is readable. Moderate-plus soil to cover and outer page edges. All four corner ends bumped and soft. Solid binding with visible staples covered with rust. All pages unmarked, one word (p.201) is ink-smeared. Pages 189-260 light liquid stain top edge but no ruffling. To page x plus first few pages showing small amount of finger soil and visible ruffling. Many pages with light visible diagonal crease from top edge angling toward and meeting gutter about two inches down. Olive green front and back endpapers show very light stamp and pencil lettering. Attached ribbon marker present that I believe was light blue or else grey when the book was new. From Wikipedia: Henri Barbusse (1873-1935) was the author of a 1936 biography of Joseph Stalin, titled Staline: Un monde nouveau vu à travers un homme (Stalin. A New World Seen Through the Man). Barbusse subsequently led a violent press campaign against his former friend Panait Istrati - a Romanian writer who had expressed criticism of the Soviet state. Barbusse in turn was harshly criticized for his admiration of Stalin and his propagandistic activities on behalf of Soviet Russia by his former comrade Victor Serge, who noted that Barbusse had dedicated a book to Leon Trotsky before Stalin had definitively won the power struggle against Trotsky, only to denounce Trotsky as a traitor after the latter's fall from power. Serge called Barbusse a hypocrite who was determined to be on the winning side. Barbusse was an Esperantist, and was honorary president of the first congress of the Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda. In 1921, he wrote an article for Esperanto journal, Esperantista Laboristo. While writing a second biography of Stalin in Moscow, Barbusse fell ill with pneumonia, and died on August 30, 1935. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over! 
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