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The Resource Scorched earth : Stalin's reign of terror, Jörg Baberowski ; translated by Steven Gilbert, Ivo Komljen, and Samantha Jeanne Taber

Scorched earth : Stalin's reign of terror, Jörg Baberowski ; translated by Steven Gilbert, Ivo Komljen, and Samantha Jeanne Taber

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Scorched earth : Stalin's reign of terror
Title
Scorched earth
Title remainder
Stalin's reign of terror
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Jörg Baberowski ; translated by Steven Gilbert, Ivo Komljen, and Samantha Jeanne Taber
Title variation
Scorched earth
Title variation remainder
Stalins reign of terror
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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
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Summary
German scholar Jorg 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
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10545489
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Baberowski, Jörg
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947.084/2
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index present
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Gilbert, Steven
  • Komljen, Ivo
  • Taber, Samantha Jeanne
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True
Series statement
Yale-Hoover series on authoritarian regimes
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Totalitarianism
  • Dictatorship
  • Dictatorship
  • Politics and government
  • Totalitarianism
  • Soviet Union
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adult
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Stalin's reign of terror
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Scorched earth : Stalin's reign of terror, Jörg Baberowski ; translated by Steven Gilbert, Ivo Komljen, and Samantha Jeanne Taber
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Publication
Note
Originally published as Verbrannte Erde : Stalins Herrschaft der Gewalt, by Jörg Baberowski, ©2012 by C.H. Beck Verlag, Munich, Germany
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-493) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn926820621
Dimensions
24 cm
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x, 500 pages
Isbn
9780300136982
Lccn
2015959904
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)926820621
Label
Scorched earth : Stalin's reign of terror, Jörg Baberowski ; translated by Steven Gilbert, Ivo Komljen, and Samantha Jeanne Taber
Publication
Note
Originally published as Verbrannte Erde : Stalins Herrschaft der Gewalt, by Jörg Baberowski, ©2012 by C.H. Beck Verlag, Munich, Germany
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926820621
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 500 pages
Isbn
9780300136982
Lccn
2015959904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926820621

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