New York / London: Macmillan / University of London, 1900. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition, 1990. Near Fine. 8vo., 291 pp., with black & white illustrations. Bound in publishers black cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Dust jacket is yellow/orange with title and illustrations in red. Jacket shows very slight edge wear. Lower tips slightly bumped. Interior clean and unmarked. Dust jacket now protected in mylar sleeve. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #25928
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December [O.S. 6 December] 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the ruler of the Soviet Union from 1927 until 1953. He served as both General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1941–1953). Initially governing the country as part of a collective leadership, he consolidated power to become the Soviet Union's de facto dictator by the 1930s. A communist ideologically committed to the Leninist interpretation of Marxism, Stalin formalized these ideas as Marxism–Leninism while his own policies are known as Stalinism. - Wiki.