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Bearslayers : the rise and fall of the Latvian National Communists

Author: William D Prigge
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2015]
Series: American university studies., Series X,, Political science ;, Volume 71.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1959 purge of the Latvian national communists has long been cast in black-and-white terms: Russification and resistance; victimizers and victims. Conventional wisdom holds that Nikita Khrushchev was behind the purge. After all, he was the Soviet premier; he stopped in Riga just a few weeks before; even the leading victim of the purge, Eduards Berklavs, labeled Khrushchev the culprit. For the first time, William  Read more...
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Prigge, William D., 1971-
Bearslayers
(DLC) 2014037498
(OCoLC)891718725
Named Person: Eduards Berklavs; Eduards Berklavs; Eduards Berklavs
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William D Prigge
ISBN: 9781453914687 1453914684 1336199148 9781336199149
OCLC Number: 904800417
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The hot summer of 1959 --
Russophiles and culture: the early years of occupation, 1946-1953 --
Between the anvil and the hammer: National Communists, cadres --
And Beria, 1946-1953 --
The education of Eduards Berklavs, 1955-1957 --
Unholy alliances: Moscow, the military, and the National-Communists, 1953-1957 --
The summit: the Latvian National Communists in power, 1958-1959 --
Industrialization or Russification? Demographic changes in Latvia --
The strange death of Latvian National Communism, 1959-1960.
Series Title: American university studies., Series X,, Political science ;, Volume 71.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of the Latvian National Communists
Responsibility: William D. Prigge.

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The 1959 purge of the Latvian national communists has long been cast in black-and-white terms: Russification and resistance; victimizers and victims. For the student of Soviet and Latvian history  Read more...

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"[...] P.'s volume offers valuable insight into the history of the Latvian Communist Party."(Andrejs Plakans, Zeitschrift fur Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 65/2016)

 
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