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Life and terror in Stalin's Russia, 1934-1941

Author: Robert W Thurston
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
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Examining Stalin's reign of terror, this text argues that the Soviet people were not simply victims but also actors in the violence, criticisms and local decisions of the 1930s. It suggests that more believed in Stalin's quest to eliminate internal enemies than were frightened by it.
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Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Staline; Iosif V Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Thurston
ISBN: 9780300064018 0300064012 9780300074420 0300074425
OCLC Number: 33132601
Description: xxi, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The police and courts begin to relax (1933-1936) --
Politics and tension in the Stalinist leadership (1934-1937) --
The political police at work in the terror (1937-1938) --
The terror ends --
Fear and belief in the terror: response to arrest --
Life in the factories --
The acid test of Stalinism: popular response to World War II.
Responsibility: Robert W. Thurston.
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Examining Stalin's reign of terror, this text argues that the Soviet people were not simply victims but also actors in the violence, criticisms and local decisions of the 1930s. It suggests that more believed in Stalin's quest to eliminate internal enemies than were frightened by it.

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