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The Resource The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes

The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes

Label
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia
Title
The whisperers
Title remainder
private life in Stalin's Russia
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Figes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression. We know of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives. Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, this book reveals the inner world of ordinary Soviet citizens amidst the mistrust, fear, compromises, and betrayals that pervaded their existence. Cultural historian Figes re-creates the moral maze in which Russians found themselves, where one wrong turn could destroy a family. He brings us inside cramped communal apartments, where minor squabbles could lead to fatal denunciations; he examines the Communist faithful, who often rationalized even their own arrests; and he casts a humanizing light on informers, demonstrating how, in a repressive system, anyone could easily become a collaborator."-- Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Figes, Orlando
Dewey number
306.850947/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN523
LC item number
.F54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Communism
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children of 1917 (1917-28) -- The great break (1928-32) -- The pursuit of happiness (1932-6) -- The great fear (1937-8) -- Remnants of terror (1938-41) -- "Wait for me" (1941-5) -- Ordinary Stalinists (1945-53) -- Return (1953-6) -- Memory (1956-2006)
Control code
24822140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 739 p.
Isbn
9780713997026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children of 1917 (1917-28) -- The great break (1928-32) -- The pursuit of happiness (1932-6) -- The great fear (1937-8) -- Remnants of terror (1938-41) -- "Wait for me" (1941-5) -- Ordinary Stalinists (1945-53) -- Return (1953-6) -- Memory (1956-2006)
Control code
24822140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 739 p.
Isbn
9780713997026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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