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Stalin and his hangmen : an authoritative portrait of a tyrant and those who served him

Author: Donald Rayfield
Publisher: London : Viking, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stalin did not act alone. The mass executions, the mock trials, the betrayals and purges, the jailings and secret torture that ravaged the Soviet Union during the three decades of Stalin's dictatorship, were the result of a tight network of trusted henchmen (and women), spies, psychopaths, and thugs. At the top of this pyramid of terror sat five indispensable hangmen who presided over the various incarnations of
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rayfield, Donald, 1942-
Stalin and his hangmen.
London : Viking, 2004
(OCoLC)646316039
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Rayfield
ISBN: 0670910880 9780670910885 0375506322 9780375506321 0141003758 9780141003757
OCLC Number: 54544814
Notes: Ports. on lining papers.
Description: xxvi, 528 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Donald Rayfield.
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A study of Stalin and his chiefs of police from Dzierzynski to Beria. Many of the sources are from Russian archive material only recently allowed into the public domain. The main focus of the book is  Read more...

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