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Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

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by J. Baberowski
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Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror by J. Baberowski

German scholar Jörg Baberowski is one of the world's leading experts on the Stalin era, but his work has seldom been translated into English. This book, an unremitting indictment of the mad violence with which Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, depicts Stalinism as a cruel and deliberate attack on Russian society, driven by "totalitarian ambitions" and the goal of modernizing and rationalizing a backward people. Baberowski takes a twofold approach, emphasizing Stalin's personal role and responsibility as well as the continuity he sees in Communist aims and ideology since 1917. Unlike recent apologist accounts that focus on the challenges of modernization or on the operational complexities of managing the Soviet state, this hard-hitting analysis unequivocally locates the origins of the terror in the culture of violence and the techniques of power. Detailed, well-documented, and including many new details on the workings of the Stalinist state, this powerful work encompasses the dictator's brutal reign from his achievement of total power in 1929 to his death in 1953.To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.


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Pages: 448
Size: 562 KB
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 2370007665792 (DRM-EPUB)
9780300220575 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > Political Science > Political Ideologies > Communism & Socialism
Nonfiction > History > Modern > 20th Century
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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12/08/2016
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