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The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild

Label
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin
Title
The unquiet ghost
Title remainder
Russians remember Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Adam Hochschild
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the harsh reality of people living with the legacy of Stalinism. The author spent the first half of 1991 in the former Soviet Union interviewing gulag survivors, former camp guards and members of the secret police, writers, artists, human rights activists, neo-Stalinists and ordinary citizens about their opinions of Stalin. This haunting report reveals that the dictator's legacy persists in widespread denial, amnesia, numbness and pervasive fear among people whose lives were scarred by mass arrests, killings and Stalin's spy network. Comparing Stalin's purges to the witch craze of early medieval Europe, the author attributes this "self-inflicted genocide" partly to Russians' age-old habits of scapegoating and passive obedience
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
RRR
Dewey number
947.084
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK267
LC item number
.H597 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) 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
Contents
Father and son -- The uses of memory -- To see things as they are -- "Why are we weeping?" -- Lunch with the colonel -- Souls living and dead -- Believers -- "The Stalin in us" -- Beyond black and white -- Paths not taken -- "The interrogation has been interrupted" -- Library of death -- An empty field -- Secrets of the Riverbank -- Two fathers, two daughters -- Shark and angel -- Beyond the Pole Star -- The inmost circle -- The power of facing unpleasant facts -- Port of arrival
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
xxvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780618257478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51918634
  • 1489132
  • (OCoLC)ocm51918634
  • 1489132
Label
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) 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
Contents
Father and son -- The uses of memory -- To see things as they are -- "Why are we weeping?" -- Lunch with the colonel -- Souls living and dead -- Believers -- "The Stalin in us" -- Beyond black and white -- Paths not taken -- "The interrogation has been interrupted" -- Library of death -- An empty field -- Secrets of the Riverbank -- Two fathers, two daughters -- Shark and angel -- Beyond the Pole Star -- The inmost circle -- The power of facing unpleasant facts -- Port of arrival
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
xxvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780618257478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51918634
  • 1489132
  • (OCoLC)ocm51918634
  • 1489132

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