Après le succès de VILLA AIR-BEL, Rosemary Sullivan revient avec la biographie passionnante de la fille de l’un des dictateurs les plus connus de l’Histoire.
Rosemary Sullivan a eu accès à un grand nombre de sources inédites et a pu interviewer plusieurs témoins qui, jusqu’à aujourd’hui, avaient refusé de parler. Elle a travaillé avec la fille de Svetlana et les agents de la CIA qui avaient aidé Svetlana à s’enfuir aux Etats-Unis, et elle s’est également rendue à Moscou pour dévoiler les vérités cachées dans les archives KGB.
UPDATE: Une version abrégée est désormais disponible!
The incredible story of a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators
by Rosemary Sullivan
Harper, June 2015
Svetlana Stalina, who died on November 22, 2011 at the age of 85, was the only daughter and last surviving child of Josef Stalin. Beyond her controversial defection to the United States in a cloak and dagger escape via India in 1967, Svetlana Stalina’s journey from the beloved daughter of a fierce autocrat to her death in small-town Wisconsin is an astonishing saga. Publicly she was the young darling of her people; privately she was controlled by a tyrannical father who dictated her every move, even sentencing a man she loved to ten years hard labor in Siberia. She burned her passport soon after her arrival in New York City and renounced both her father and the Soviet Union. She married four times and had three children. In 1984, she returned to the Soviet Union, this time renouncing the US, and then reappeared in America two years later, claiming she had been manipulated by her homeland. She spoke four languages and was politically shrewd, even warning in the late 1990s of the consequences of the rise to power of former KGB officer Vladimir Putin. Svetlana Stalina spent her later years as a nomad, shuttling between England, France, and the US, a woman shaped and torn apart by her father’s legacy.
*Czech rights sold at auction to Albatros
*Danish rights sold at auction to Informations Forlag
*Dutch rights sold at auction to De Geus
*Estonian rights sold to Tanapaev
*Finnish rights sold to at auction to Otava
*Polish rights sold at auction to Znak
*Portuguese rights in Brazil sold at auction to Globo
Portuguese rights in Portugal sold to Temas e Debates, an imprint of Bertrand
*Slovak rights sold to Ikar
*Swedish rights sold at auction to Norstedts
*Russian rights sold to Astrel
*UK rights sold to Fourth Estate