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Let History Judge: The Origins and Consequences of Stalinism

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The most comprehensive and revealing investigation of Stalinism and political developments in the Soviet Union from 1922-1953, this edition is an extensively revised and expanded version of a classic work. Internationally known historian Roy Medvedev has included more than one-hundred new interviews, unpublished memoirs, and archives from survivors of Stalin's death camps. ...more
Paperback, 891 pages
Published July 12th 1989 by Columbia University Press (first published 1969)
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Chris
I don't think there's a way to write on the Stalinist era that isn't oppressive, so if 800+ pages on this particular variant of totalitarianism - with pages upon pages of names of folks who were purged - doesn't appeal to you, skip this. It can drag you down.

That said, Medvedev's work is impressive for a number of reasons - the first being his access (novel at the time) to internal party and other unpublished sources that illuminate the cruelty of the era. His is a critical look at Stalin, but i
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Ben Trump
An extremely thorough collection of primary source material - very difficult and rare to find outside of this collection all in one place.
sologdin
Solid internal Marxist critique of Stalinist system, attending to violations of ICCPR-type concepts as well as deviations from socialist policy.
Andrew
Great... anecdotes of stalin... assumes some background.
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Рой Александрович Медведев (14 ноября 1925, Тифлис) — советский и российский публицист, закончил философский факультет ЛГУ, доктор педагогических наук, профессор, политический деятель, один из представителей левого крыла диссидентского движения в СССР. Автор работ по истории. Брат-близнец учёного-геронтолога, диссидента Ж. А. Медведева.
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