Stalin's Daughter: the Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Stalin's Daughter is not as overwhelming as I thought at 768 pages. Sullivan's writing is smooth and easy to read despite being heavy on research. A well written book that a history buff would love based on the amount of research that went into the book, but something that easily could be read by a non-scholar as well. Stalin's Daughter reads as if it were a novel, but it's not. Sullivan includes chapter notes, an index, and a list of characters in the book. Svetlana is definitely a different type of person than her father, and the book shows her struggles to get out from underneath the impression that the name Stalin first represents. I would definitely recommend this to others.
***this book was received from the publisher, Harper, through a Goodreads Firstreads giveaway.****