Expanded ed. / with a new preface by the author. - Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2002.
Book — xxiv, 396 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
List of Illustrations xi Preface to the Expanded Edition xiii Preface xv Introduction
3 PART I: SEIZURE ONE: Conquest
17 TWO: Elections
71 THREE: The Paradigm of Social Control
114 PART II: CONFINEMENTS FOUR: Socialization
125 FIVE: Prisons
144 SIX: Deportations
187 EPILOGUE: The Spoiler State
225 HISTORIOGRAPHICAL SUPPLEMENT: A Tangled Web
375 Index of Names and Places
383 Subject Index 391.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars: the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. His analysis of the revolution that came to Poland from abroad is based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country. Woven into the author's exploration of events from the Soviet's German-supported aggression against Poland in September of 1939 to Germany's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, these testimonies not only illuminate his conclusions about the nature of totalitarianism but also make a powerful statement of their own. Those who endured the imposition of Soviet rule and mass deportations to forced resettlement, labour camps and prisons of the Soviet Union are here allowed to speak for themselves, and they do so with grim effectiveness. (source: Nielsen Book Data)