Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas
Milovan Djilas was one of four senior members of Tito's government until his expulsion from the Yugoslav Communist party in '54 & eventual imprisonment on political charges. He wrote Conversations With Stalin in '61, between arrests. The book is a diary of his three voyages to Moscow in '43, '44 & '48. Djilas, memories no doubt leavened by hindsight, titles the three meetings "Raptures", "Doubts" & "Disappointments". As these names indicate, the book chronicles his growing disillusionment with Soviet-led socialism.
Harvest Books, 1963.
ISBN: 9780156225915. 228 pp.
Translated by Michael Boro Petrovich.
Softcover. Near fine.