The Great Terror: A Reassessment

The Great Terror: A ReassessmentThe definitive work on Stalin s purges, Robert Conquest s The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968 Harrison Salisbury called it brilliantnot only an odyssey of madness, tragedy, and sadism, but a work of scholarship and literary craftsmanship And in recent yea

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924n It is history on an epic yet human scale Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People s Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most signifi

The Revolution Betrayed

The Revolution BetrayedOne of Marxism s most important texts, The Revolution Betrayed explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin s death Written in 1936 and published the following year, this brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism from the Marxist standpoint prophesied the collapse of the Soviet Unio

Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization

Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a CivilizationThis study is the first of its kind a street level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin s decision to transform the predominantly ag

The Russian Revolution 1917-1932

The Russian Revolution 1917-1932This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social tra

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and StalinAmericans call the Second World War The Good War But before it even began, America s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens and kept killing them during and after the war Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Euro

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet EmpireIn the tradition of John Reed s classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism A moving illumination Remnick is the witness for us al

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

Stalin: The Court of the Red TsarAlternate cover edition of ISBN 9781400076789 n nThis widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers killers, fanatics, women, and children during the terrifying decades of his supreme power In a seamless meshing of exhaustive research and narrative, Simo

Gulag: A History

Gulag: A HistoryThe Gulag a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum of

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian RevolutionIn February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history How did this unimaginable transformation take place How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956In the long awaited follow up to her Pulitzer Prize winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway n nAt the end of World W

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth A poor cobbler s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a revolutionary and finds a leadership role within a small group of ma

The Russian Anarchists

The Russian AnarchistsIn the turmoil of the Russian insurrection of 1905 and civil war of 1917, the anarchists attempted to carry out their program of direct action workers control of production, the creation of free rural and urban communes, and partisan warfare against the enemies of a free society n nAvrich consulte