New Haven : Yale University Press ; Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2017.
Book — ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps Emily Johnson has translated and edited a fascinating collection of letters written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his family in Riga, provides readers with a firsthand account of the workings of the Soviet penal system and testifies to the hardships of daily life for Latvian prisoners in the Gulag. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300209310 20170530
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xviii, 154 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
In Hammer, Sickle, and Soil , Jonathan Daly tells the harrowing story of Stalin's transformation of millions of family farms throughout the USSR into 250,000 collective farms during the period from 1929 to 1933. History's biggest experiment in social engineering at the time and the first example of the complete conquest of the bulk of a population by its rulers, the policy was above all intended to bring to Russia Marx's promised bright future of socialism. In the process, however, it caused widespread peasant unrest, massive relocations, and ultimately led to millions dying in the famine of 1932--33. Drawing on scholarly studies and primary-source collections published since the opening of the Soviet archives three decades ago, now, for the first time, this volume offers an accessible and accurate narrative for the general reader. The book is illustrated with propaganda posters from the period that graphically portray the drama and trauma of the revolution in Soviet agriculture under Stalin. In chilling detail the author describes how the havoc and destruction wrought in the countryside sowed the seeds of destruction of the entire Soviet experiment. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817920647 20180219
New Haven : Yale University Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 
Book — xi, 308 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Exploiting "human raw material"
Food: "Whoever does not work, shall not eat"
Prisoners: "The contingent"
Health: "Physical labor capability"
Illness and mortality: "Lost labor days"
Invalids: "Inferior workforce"
Releases: "Unloading the ballast"
Power: "We are not doctors but delousers"
Selection: "The more (and less) valuable human element"
Exploitation: "Labor utilization"
Epilogue: Deaths and deceptions.
A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and often administered as death camps. The first study to examine the Gulag penal system through the lens of health, medicine, and human exploitation, this extraordinary work draws from previously inaccessible archives to offer a chilling new view of one of the pillars of Stalinist terror. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300179415 20170530
The landscape of bribery and corruption in the shadows of Stalinism
"Pick the flowers while they're in bloom: : the contours of bribery in the agencies of law enforcement and criminal justice
"The word 'bribe' was never mentioned" : everyday practice and the art of the bribe
"Greetings from the sunny Georgia!" Cultural brokers and the bribe trail
"A grave evil and danger" : postwar "campaigns" against bribery
Informers and the state
Military justice at the intersection of counterrevolution and corruption
The death of a judge : scandal and the affair of the high courts
Conclusion : the bribe and its meaning.
The first archive-based study of official corruption under Stalin and a compelling new look at the textures of everyday Soviet life after World War II In the Soviet Union, bribery was a skill with its own practices and culture. James Heinzen's innovative and compelling study examines corruption under Stalin's dictatorship in the wake of World War II, focusing on bribery as an enduring and important presence in many areas of Soviet life. Based on extensive research in recently declassified Soviet archives, The Art of the Bribe offers revealing insights into the Soviet state, its system of law and repression, and everyday life during the years of postwar Stalinism. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300175257 20170313
Были и жили : история России XX века глазами школьников : сборник работ лауреатов Всероссийского конкурса исторических исследовательских работ старшеклассников "Человек в истории Россия--XX век" 2016 года
Moskva : Memorial, 2016. Москва : Мемориал, 2016.
Book — 409 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm.