Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
What may have been a privileged life for others turned into an ever-ending struggle for Svetlana Alliluyeva. Behind the high Kremlin walls or on the streets of New Delhi, Joseph Stalin’s daughter had one mission – to shake off her father’s legacy and find her true self. Followed by the powerful presence of one of history’s most complex personalities, she considered herself a “political prisoner” even when she defected to the United States in 1967.
Canadian poet and biographer Rosemary Sullivan offers an intimate portrait of a sensitive, quintessentially Russian woman who longed to find peace in her 85 year-long life.
- What kind of father was Joseph Stalin?
- What were the living conditions in the Soviet Union in the 1930s through the 1960s?
- Why did Svetlana Alliluyeva decide to defect at the height of the Cold War?
- How did she adjust to living in the U.S.?
- How did Svetlana deal with her father’s legacy?