Books in Which Joseph Stalin Plays a Starring Role
Explore fiction involving one of history's most infamous figures.
Generations of Winter
Stalin's rise to power threatens the very existence of the Gradov family.
The Master and Margarita
The author's allegorical masterpiece begins with the appearance in Moscow of Satan and his talking black cat. Ingenious!
Life and Fate
Based on War and Peace, this tale of the Battle of Stalingrad is nearly as long and almost as good.
The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin: A Novel
What if the most powerful thug in history left behind his autobiography?
Children of the Arbat
The initial volume of Rybakov's fabulous trilogy finds loyal Soviet citizen, Sasha Pankratov, sentenced and exiled to Siberia.
The Case of Comrade Tulayev
The usual and unusual suspects are rounded up after the murder of a government official.
The Living and the Dead
Both political bureaucrat Vanya Sintsov, as well as Stalin, must prove their worth during the Nazi invasion of the U.S.S.R.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One day seems like forever in Stalin's Gulag.
As the Germans invade the Soviet Union, the author offers multiple tales with multiple points of view of both sides of the conflict and it's all quite brilliant.
Updated: August 11, 2009