joseph stalin :
- n Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
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- Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants
Bethesda-born author uses real-life facts to portray six future dictators at a crossroads Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest.
July 8, 2013 - Baltimore Sun