Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2002.
Book — 817 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Prologue: Future corpses
1. The battlefield of famine : Russia's crisis and America's response
2. Love and death on the Volga : dramas and distractions at the famine front
3. Say it ain't so, comrade : American adventures in the communist utopia
4. Masters of efficiency : youthful America confronts eternal Russia
Epilogue: Since then
Appendix: Riga agreement.
When famine struck Bolshevik Russia in 1921, the US responded with a two-year relief mission that battled starvation and disease, and saved millions of lives. The tale told here is largely derived from the diaries, memoirs and letters of the American participants. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
During the 1930s, a devastating famine struck the Soviet Union. This study analyses the knowledge about the famine that was available to the Roosevelt administration, and explains why the truth was never revealed in spite of many appeals from Americans who wanted to organise a relief effort. (source: Nielsen Book Data)