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The road to terror : Stalin and the self-destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939

Author: J Arch Getty; Oleg V Naumov
Publisher: New Haven, Conn : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Series: Annals of Communism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Provides translations of formerly top secret Soviet documents.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Iosif Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif Vissarionovič Stalin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Arch Getty; Oleg V Naumov
ISBN: 0300077726 9780300077728 0300094035 9780300094039
OCLC Number: 40783880
Description: xxvii, 635 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Party documents and Bolshevik mentality --
Part I. Closing ranks. The new situation, 1930-32 --
Party discipline in 1932 --
Repression and legality --
Growing tension in 1935 --
Screening cadres --
The fork in the road --
Pat II. The terror. The face of the enemy, 1936 --
The tide turns --
The sky darkens --
Party discipline and the fall of Bukharin --
The storm of 1937: the party commits suicide --
Ending the terror, 1938 --
Two Bolsheviks.
Series Title: Annals of Communism.
Responsibility: J. Arch Getty and Oleg V. Naumov ; translations by Benjamin Sher.


A collection of formerly top-secret Soviet documents from Stalin's great purges of 1932 to 1939. Exposing to daylight the hidden inner workings of the Communist Party and the dark inhumanity of the  Read more...


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"A most illuminating work." Geoffrey A. Hosking, Times Literary Supplement "As an accumulation of fresh material on Stalinism, The Road to Terror has few equals." Robert Service, Evening Standard Read more...

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