Koba the Dread download free [PDF and Ebook] by Martin Amis

Koba the Dread download free [PDF and Ebook] by Martin Amis year 2003
  • Book name: Koba the Dread
  • Author: Martin Amis
  • Release date: 2003/7/23
  • Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780099438021
  • Rating: 8.11 of 10
  • Votes: 830
  • Review by: Erick Peck
  • Review rating: 7.03 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Koba the Dread is the successor to Amis's celebrated memoir, Experience. It addresses itself to the central lacuna of twentieth-century thought: the indulgence of communism by Western intellectuals. In between the personal beginning and the personal ending, Amis gives us perhaps the best one hundred pages ever written about Stalin: Koba the Dread, Iosif the Terrible. The author's father, Kingsley Amis, was 'a Comintern dogsbody' (as he would come to put it) from 1941 to 1956. His second-closest, and later in life his closest friend, was Robert Conquest, whose book The Great Terror was second only to Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago in undermining the USSR. Amis's remarkable memoir explores these connections. Stalin said that the death of one person was tragic, the death of a million a mere 'statistic'. Koba the Dread, during whose course the author absorbs a particular, a familial death, is a rebuttal of Stalin's aphorism.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H43M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, European History, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Marxism & Communism, History Of Ideas
  • Available formats: ODT, WORD, DOC, PPTX, PDF, EPUB, LIT, TXT. Compressed in TAR.BZ, ARJ, RAR, ZIP, CBC, ACE
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x20mm
  • Weight: 237g
  • Printed by: VINTAGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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