This biography examines the life of Joseph Stalin using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking historical and contemporary images and photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about Stalin’s family background, childhood, education, and his time as dictator of the Soviet Union. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.