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This I Cannot Forget: Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin's Widow
The memoirs of this remarkable woman--the 78-year-old widow of revolutionist and chief theoretician Bukharin--offer a new dimension to our understanding of Soviet history and one of its darker periods. No other widow of the men who "shook the world" survived to publish uncensored memoirs. Photographs.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 24th 1994 by Pandora
(first published March 1993)
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Last night I read Stephen Cohen's brief introduction to this book, and want to recommend it. At least for someone like myself, who doesn't know much about this period - it was quite an eye-opener. Bukharin was apparently a quite remarkable man, and his influence has proven to be enormous, since it was Bukharin and the 'Right Deviationists', drawing their ideas from Lenin's NEP, who were the real inspiration behind the the peristroika of Gorbachev and, even more importantly -- for after all, Gorb ...more
The memoir of Anna Larina, the widow of Nikolai Bukharin-- dubbed The Golden Boy of the October Revolution of 1917-- is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. It is mainly on account of the character of Anna Larina. Anyone only interested in the history of the Soviet Union and the facts concerning the purges of the 30s-- the ones Bukharin became a victim of--might find the book somewhat less informative than expected. However, following Anna Larina through her life: the ordeal durin ...more