Stalin's Daughter: the Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

Stalin's Daughter - Rosemary Sullivan

Stalin's Daughter: the Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

by Rosemary Sullivan

Hardcover, 416 pages

Published March 30th 2015 by Harper

ISBN 0062206109 (ISBN13: 9780062206107)

 

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.****