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Stalin's great purge, Noah Berlatsky, editor - (hbk.)

Table Of Contents
Pt. 1. Historical background on Stalin's Great Purge. Overview of the Great Purge / Hiroaki Kuromiya -- Stalin's Five-Year Plan created hardship / Gareth Jones -- Interrogations during the purges involved torture / Bill James -- Doctors are put on trial for an alleged plot / Pravda -- Stalin's successor denounces Stalin and the purges / Nikita Khrushchev -- pt. 2. Controversies surrounding Stalin's Great Purge. The purge was a rational response to corruption in the Communist Party / Mário Sousa -- The purge was a means for Stalin to ruthlessly solidify power / Rob Sewell -- The purge was an irrational result of Stalin's paranoia / Robert S. Robins and Jerrold M. Post -- The death tolls of Stalin's reign are underestimated / R.J. Rummel -- The death tolls of Stalin's reign have been overestimated / Timothy Snyder -- Stalin's atrocities were as great as Hitler's / Ron Rosenbaum -- Stalin was not as evil as Hitler / Avishai Margalit -- Stalin remains popular in Russia today / Adrian Blomfield -- Stalin is not popular in Russia today / Thomas Sherlock -- pt. 3. Personal narratives. Recalling Stalin's Soviet Russia / Owen Matthews -- A Russian remembers childhood during Stalin's Terror / Nina Markovna -- Nikita Khrushchev decries Stalin and the Purges / Nikita Khrushchev -- The Slánský trial / George H. Hodos -- A young Russian woman remembers the Gulag / Tamara Petkevich
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition
Physical Description
190 pages, illustrations (some color), col. maps, 24 cm.

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