What Stalin Knew

What Stalin Knew

The Enigma of Barbarossa

eBook - 2005
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This book - a revised and expanded edition of the definitive biography of Bessie Smith, known as the "Empress of the Blues"--Debunks many of the myths that circulated after her untimely death in 1937. For this new edition, Chris Albertson provides more details of Bessie's early years, new interview material, and a chapter devoted to events and responses that followed the original publication. "Seeking justice for Bessie has been a life's work for Albertson, and this reissue is greatly to be welcomed ... an exemplary biography" John Mole, Times Literary Supplement "The first estimable full-length biography not only of Bessie Smith but of any black musician." Whitney Balliett, New Yorker (on the first edition) "A remarkably clear-eyed examination of Smith's personality (and sexuality) and, more important, of the gritty and greedy music business." Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
ISBN: 9780300130263
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 310 pages) : illustrations, maps
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KEVIN DOWD Jul 22, 2013

This book addresses a small part of the war story.. what was the basis of the Treaty between Hitler and Stalin..

and why did Stalin refuse to believe that Hitler was about to attack?

a bit hard to read.. not very interesting subject matter.. but a good contribution to our overall knowledge of the period June 1939 to June 1941.

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