Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

by Orlando Figes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312428037
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 376,901
Product dimensions: 9.18(w) x 6.02(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Orlando Figes is the author of Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia and A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891–1924, which received the Wolfson Prize, the NCR Book Award, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is a professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     viii
Note on Proper Names     xiii
Maps     xiv
Family Trees     xxi
Introduction     xxvii
Children of 1917 (1917-28)     1
The Great Break (1928-32)     76
The Pursuit of Happiness (1932-6)     148
The Great Fear (1937-8)     227
Remnants of Terror (1938-41)     316
'Wait For Me' (1941-5)     379
Ordinary Stalinists (1945-53)     455
Return (1953-6)     535
Memory (1956-2006)     597
Afterword and Acknowledgements     657
Permissions     666
Notes     667
Sources     703
Index     713

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The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Veronica-Uruguay More than 1 year ago
I bought this book out of curiosity: there are few testimonies about the daily lives of ordinary people in the USSR during Stalinism. I found that and much more in this remarkable work. I couldn't simply let it aside! People is portrayed, their houses described in detail and the very atmosphere of Stalin´s USSR comes to life under your eyes... It´s obvious that such a book is the result of a thorough investigation, but it is not written in the usual aseptic essay tone. There re so many stories and information there, that I guess it deserves a second reading.