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The Resource Agents of Terror

Agents of Terror

Label
Agents of Terror
Title
Agents of Terror
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In the Great Terror of 1937 38 more than a million Soviet citizens were arrested or killed for political crimes they didn t commit. What kind of people carried out this violent purge, and what motivated them? This book opens up the world of the Soviet perpetrator for the first time. Focusing on Kuntsevo, the Moscow suburb where Stalin had a dacha, Alexander Vatlin shows how Stalinism rewarded local officials for inventing enemies. Agents of Terror reveals stunning, detailed evidence from archives available for a limited time in the 1990s. Going beyond the central figures of the terror, Vatlin takes readers into the offices and interrogation rooms of secret police at the district level. Spurred at times by ambition, and at times by fear for their own lives, agents rushed to fulfill quotas for arresting enemies of the people even when it meant fabricating the evidence. Vatlin pulls back the curtain on a Kafkaesque system, forcing readers to reassess notions of historical agency and moral responsibility in Stalin-era crimes
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Bernstein, Seth
Dewey number
363.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8225.7.N37
LC item number
V3813 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • Political persecution
  • Soviet Union
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Political persecution
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Agents of Terror
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
959428145
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299310837
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
956333
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959428145
Label
Agents of Terror
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
959428145
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299310837
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
956333
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959428145

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