"A 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 top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. While still building his power base within the Bolshevik dictatorship, he embarks upon the greatest gamble of his political life and the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted: the collectivization of all agriculture and industry across one sixth of the earth. Millions will die, and many more millions will suffer, but the man will push through to the end against all resistance and doubts."-- Provided by publisher.
Visionary grown-ups endanger children : revolution, civil war, and Bolshevik ruling structures, 1917-1928
Child victims of Stalin's war against the peasantry
Child victims of Bolshevik categories, 1934-1938
Children of deported peoples
Children of enemies of the people during the Great Patriotic War
Reunions, blighted hopes, and arrests : children's lives after the war, 1946-1953
Lessons and legacies for child survivors.
This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive documentary history of children whose parents were identified as enemies of the Soviet regime from its inception through to Joseph Stalin's death. When parents were arrested, executed, or sent to the Gulag, their children also suffered. Millions of children, labeled 'socially dangerous', lost parents, homes, and siblings. Co-edited by Cathy A. Frierson, a senior American scholar, and Semyon S. Vilensky, Gulag survivor and compiler of the Russian documents, the book offers documentary and personal perspectives. The editors present top-secret documents in translation from the Russian state archives, memoirs, and interviews with child survivors. The editors' narrative reveals how such prolonged child victimization could occur, who knew about it, and who tried to intervene on the children's behalf. The editors show how the emotions from childhood trauma persist into the twenty-first century, passing from victims to their children and grandchildren. Interviews with child survivors also display their resilient ability to fashion productive lives despite family destruction and stigma. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300122930 20160603
Written with the pacing of a novel, here is the author's story of the life of his uncle, L.M. Kaganovich, with the bulk of the material coming from the subject himself. The first book ever published about the man known as the "Apparatus of Terror". 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780688075293 20160527