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Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia: 1934-1941

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Publisher Comments:

In this groundbreaking appraisal of the Stalinist regime and its interaction with Russian society during the Terror of the 1930s, Robert W. Thurston uses a wide array of material from newly opened archives. He draws a new, controversial picture of Stalinism, arguing that the Soviet leader did not intend or need to terrorize the country. More people believed in his quest to eliminate internal enemies than were frightened by it, while millions participated in the full range of the state's acts.

Synopsis:

Terror, in the sense of mass, unjust arrests, characterized the USSR during the late 1930s. But, argues Robert Thurston in this controversial book, Stalin did not intend to terrorize the country and did not need to rule by fear. Memoirs and interviews with Soviet people indicate that many more believed in Stalin's quest to eliminate internal enemies than were frightened by it.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-286) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300064018
Author:
Thurston, Robert W.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Kommunisticheskaia partiia sovetskogo soiuza
Subject:
Political purges.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
POL042030
Subject:
Stalin, Joseph
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
19981110
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1 lb

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» History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
» History and Social Science » Russia » Soviet Union

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"Synopsis" by , Terror, in the sense of mass, unjust arrests, characterized the USSR during the late 1930s. But, argues Robert Thurston in this controversial book, Stalin did not intend to terrorize the country and did not need to rule by fear. Memoirs and interviews with Soviet people indicate that many more believed in Stalin's quest to eliminate internal enemies than were frightened by it.
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