Beria-My Father by Sergo Beria
Life Inside Stalin's Kremlin

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For nearly twenty years, two men from Georgia dominated the Russians and their empire: Stalin and his ruthless henchman Beria. Much is known about Stalin, but little about the increasing psychosis in the Kremlin where an arm amicably laid on one's shoulder could mean death. In this compelling book, Beria's son draws on many political and personal events to portray his father, and explain the incomprehensible loyalty that Stalin inspired among women including his mother. Arguably Stalin's murderer, Beria dramatically lost the struggle for power with Khrushchev, who killed him execution style with the aid of his fellow politburo members.
 

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Beria grew up among the Kremlin's elite and has first hand knowledge of the key players in of history's most totalitarian and criminal regimes, one of them his own father. He chose a neutral engineering career and was one of the people who briefed Stalin on the advantages of nuclear technology,a career that he was allowed to continue after the murder of his father. Francoise Thom is a professor at the Sorbonne. Her notes and introduction provide a running commentary on Sero's assertions. Pearce taught English to Russian Embassy staff in the 1950s and was in Russia at the time of Lavrenti Beria's fall. He is one of Britain's most experienced translators of Communist history. He has translated over forty books from French and Russian.
 
Published August 29, 2001 by Duckworth Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Beria: My Father Inside Stalin's Kremlin Sergo Beria, trans Brian Pearce 397pp, Duckworth, £25 Last year in Moscow, a mundane case came before the courts;

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Lavrenti Beria has entered history's demonology as the last head of Stalin's secret police, the chosen heir to a long line of murderers and torturers.

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