Description: This is the first comprehensive biography of Molotov and reflects the range of sources that have become available to historians since the fall of the USSR. It is a commentary on Soviet history. Molotov played his part in revolution, Civil War, Lenin's Russia, Stalin's struggle with the oppositions, collectivization, industrialization, the Terror, the Great Patriotic War, the beginnings of the Cold War, and in the Khrushchev era.
A reader's review: Molotov is one of the most interesting diplomats to emerge on the world scene in the 20th century. Aside from Kissinger no person ever probably played as big a role as he did in shaping foreign policy. From carving up Europe to laying the foundation of the Cold War Molotov was there. He served as President of Russia under Stalin and had tight control of many parts of the country. There are few people who could rightly be said to have known Stalin and Molotov was one of them. The book is well written and is the only one of its kind. I highly recommend it for those studying diplomatic or soviet history.