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Stalinist confessions : messianism and terror at the Leningrad Communist University

Author: Igal Halfin
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009.
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the phenomenon of a mass surrender to the will of the state. This book deciphers the skillfully rendered discourse through which Stalin defined his cult of personality and consolidated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin; Iosif V Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Igal Halfin
ISBN: 9780822943679 0822943670 9780822960164 0822960168
OCLC Number: 297144833
Description: vii, 485 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Revolution devours its children --
The winds of purge --
The NKVD and the extraction of confessions --
Pandemonium at Communist University --
Messianic times --
The final curtain --
Epilogue: The truth of sacrifice.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Igal Halfin.

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