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After the success of her New York Times-bestselling childhood memoir Twenty Letters to a Friend, Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva—subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography Stalin’s Daughter—penned this riveting account of her year-long journey to defect from the USSR and start a new life in America.The story of Only One Year begins on DecembeAfter the success of her New York Times-bestselling childhood memoir Twenty Letters to a Friend, Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva—subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography Stalin’s Daughter—penned this riveting account of her year-long journey to defect from the USSR and start a new life in America.The story of Only One Year begins on December 19, 1966, as Svetlana Alliluyeva leaves Russia for India, on a one-month visa, in the custody of an employee of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It ends on December 19, 1967, in Princeton, New Jersey, as she and two American friends join in a toast to her new life of freedom.That year of pain, discovery, turmoil, and new hope reaches its climax with her decision to break completely from the world of Communism, to turn her back on her country, her children, and the legacy of her notorious father—Joseph Stalin. Why did she make such a drastic choice? This book, a detailed account of reality in the USSR, is her explanation.Frank, fascinating, and thoroughly engrossing, Only One Year reveals life behind the Iron Curtain, the risks and subterfuge of defection, and one extraordinary woman’s fight for her future.“Among the great Russian autobiographical works: Herzen, Kropotkin, Tolstory’s Confession.”—Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker ...

Title : Only One Year
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ISBN : 9780060101022
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 444 Pages
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Only One Year Reviews

  • Joyce
    2019-01-05 20:56

    Very interesting. Written by Stalin's daughter. It is about how she escaped Russia and made it to America. I want to read her other book because it is about her parents and her childhood.

  • Sue
    2019-01-13 23:09

    She had such penetrating insights into so many characters. Well-written.

  • Sue
    2019-01-03 00:59

    She has such keen insights into the personalities and characters of so many people. Well-written!

  • Hancock
    2018-12-22 21:01

    The daughter of Joseph Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva was a fascinating personage in her own right. I enjoyed the parts of the book that were more descriptive of her than the history that enveloped her. Particularly poignant was her description of her courtship and (informal) marriage to Brajesh Singh, her time in Kalakankar, India, and her incredibly brave decision to not return to the Soviet Union.

  • Kurtamyd
    2019-01-04 17:16

    Stalin's only daughter defected to the United States in the 60s. This book is her account growing up in the Kremlin, as well as her experiences after leaving Russia. Her story affords an intimate and rare glimpse into the evils of communsion and into the psyche of a sick and dysfunctinal dictator (aren't they all)