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Stalin's Genocides

Stalin's Genocides

by Norman M. Naimark


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900691152386
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2011
Series: Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Norman M. Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies at Stanford University. His books include Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe and The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: The Genocide Issue 15

Chapter 2: The Making of a Genocidaire 30

Chapter 3: Dekulakization 51

Chapter 4: The Holodomor 70

Chapter 5: Removing Nations 80

Chapter 6: The Great Terror 99

Chapter 7: The Crimes of Stalin and Hitler 121

Conclusions 131

Notes 139

Index 155

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This book is simply outstanding. Naimark takes the most significant aspect of Stalin's rule—mass terror—and shows how it was applied under Stalin's direct inspiration and, often, his close supervision. It is proof of Naimark's mastery of the subject and superb writing skills that he can provide sharp, gripping sketches of such monumental issues in Soviet history.
Jan T. Gross, author of "Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland"

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Stalin's Genocides is a magisterial and admirably lucid analysis of the Stalinist terrors that is both totally accessible and finely nuanced in its scholarship—Naimark's superb work assigns the criminality to Stalin's own bizarre personality as well as the repressive Soviet system.
Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of "Young Stalin" and "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar"

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Stalin's Genocides 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a book I would recommend. I found it to be rather boring. Not what I expected from it. Basically it deals with the question of genocide and whether Stalin's killings were actually genocide or something else? Does it really matter? Perhaps to someone studying this type of thing. To the average person it probably doesn't mean a whole lot.
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