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Stalin's Daughter - The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

Rosemary Sullivan

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The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators-her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin. Communist Party privilege protected her from the mass starvation and purges that haunted Russia, but she did not escape tragedy-the loss of everyone she loved, including her mother, two brothers, aunts and uncles, and a lover twice her age, deliberately exiled to Siberia by her father. As she gradually learned about the extent of her father's brutality after his death, Svetlana could no longer keep quiet and in 1967 shocked the world by defecting to the United States-leaving her two children behind. But although she was never a part of her father's regime, she could not escape his legacy. Her life in America was fractured; she moved frequently, married disastrously, shunned other Russian exiles, and ultimately died in poverty in Wisconsin. With access to KGB, CIA, and Soviet government archives, as well as the close cooperation of Svetlana's daughter, Rosemary Sullivan pieces together Svetlana's incredible life in a masterful account of unprecedented intimacy. Epic in scope, it's a revolutionary biography of a woman doomed to be a political prisoner of her father's name. Sullivan explores a complicated character in her broader context without ever losing sight of her powerfully human story, in the process opening a closed, brutal world that continues to fascinate us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen Cass

Length:

19h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

27:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

44:24


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

32:59


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

34:11


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:31


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

33:51


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

29:11


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

37:10


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

42:44


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

24:03


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

35:54


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

27:00


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

33:13


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

37:07


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:42


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

21:05


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

21:43


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

28:32


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

21:24


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

27:13


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

19:43


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

36:54


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

39:13


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

37:25


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

39:20


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

35:16


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

32:06


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

33:41


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

28:41


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

35:36


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

40:09


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

48:29


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

28:48


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

38:49


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

15:44


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

32:14


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

00:32