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The Diary of Georgi Dimitrov, 1933-1949 (Annals of Communism)
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Georgi Dimitrov (1882and#8211;1949) was a high-ranking Bulgarian and Soviet official, one of the most prominent leaders of the international Communist movement and a trusted member of Stalinand#8217;s inner circle. Accused by the Nazis of setting the Reichstag fire in 1933, he successfully defended himself at the Leipzig Trial and thereby became an international symbol of resistance to Nazism. Stalin appointed him head of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1935, and he held this position until the Cominternand#8217;s dissolution in 1943. After the end of the Second World War, Dimitrov returned to Bulgaria and became its first Communist premier.
During the years between 1933 and his death in 1949, Dimitrov kept a diary that described his tumultuous career and revealed much about the inner working of the international Communist organizations, the opinions and actions of the Soviet leadership, and the Soviet Unionand#8217;s role in shaping the postwar Eastern Europe. This important document, edited and introduced by renowned historian Ivo Banac, is now available for the first time in English. It is an essential source for information about international Communism, Stalin and Soviet policy, and the origins of the Cold War.
Georgi Dimitrov, a high-ranking Bulgarian and Soviet official, kept a diary between 1933 and 1949 that provides unprecedented insight into Stalinand#8217;s personality and thinking process, the inner working of international Communist organizations, the opinions and actions of top Soviet leadership, and the Soviet Unionand#8217;s role in shaping postwar Eastern Europe. Edited and introduced by eminent historian Ivo Banac, this unique record is now available in English for the first time.
Dimitrov (1882-1949) was a Bulgarian and Soviet official, one of the most prominent leaders of the Communist movement and a member of Stalin's inner circle. During the years between 1933 and his death in 1949, Dimitrov kept a diary. This important document, edited and introduced by renowned historian Ivo Banac, is now available for the first time in English. 26 illustrations.
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Ivo Banac is the Bradford Durfee Professor of History at Yale University.
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