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The Resource The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression, Stéphane Courtois [and others] ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer ; consulting editor, Mark Kramer

The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression, Stéphane Courtois [and others] ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer ; consulting editor, Mark Kramer

Label
The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression
Title
The black book of communism
Title remainder
crimes, terror, repression
Statement of responsibility
Stéphane Courtois [and others] ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer ; consulting editor, Mark Kramer
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Contributor
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
""Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit," Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience - in the China of "the Great Helmsman," Kim Il Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho" and Cuba under Castro, Ethiopia under Mengistu, Angola under Neto, and Afghanistan under Najibullah. The authors, all distinguished scholars based in Europe, document Communist crimes against humanity, but also crimes against national and universal culture, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of churches in Moscow to Ceausescu's leveling of the historic heart of Bucharest to the wide-scale devastation visited on Chinese culture by Mao's Red Guards." "As the death toll mounts - as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on - the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression."--Jacket
Summary
Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
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229512
Cataloging source
DLC
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Livre noir du communisme
Dewey number
320.53/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HX44
LC item number
.L5913 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000098748
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1947-
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  • Courtois, Stéphane
  • Kramer, Mark
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True
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  • Communism
  • Political persecution
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Communism
  • Political persecution
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
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crimes, terror, repression
Label
The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression, Stéphane Courtois [and others] ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer ; consulting editor, Mark Kramer
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Select bibliography for Asia"-642-644
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 759-821) 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
  • Foreword : The uses of atrocity / Martin Malia -- Introduction : The crimes of communism / Stéphane Courtois -- pt. 1. A state against its people : violence, repression, and terror in the Soviet Union / Nicholas Werth. Paradoxes and misunderstandings surrounding the October Revolution ; The iron fist of the dictatorship of the Proletariat ; The red terror ; The dirty war ; From Tambov to the Great Famine ; From the truce to the great turning point ; Forced collectivization and dekulakization ; The great famine ; Socially foreign elements and the cycles of repression ; The Great Terror (1936-1938) ; The empire of the camps ; The other side of victory ; Apogee and crisis in the Gulag system ; The last conspiracy ; The exit from Stalinism ; Conclusion -- pt. 2. Word revolution, civil war, and terror / Stéphane Courtois, Jean-Louis Panné, and Réne Kauffer. The Comintern in action / Stéphane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panné ; The shadow of the NKVD in Spain / Stéphane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panné ; Communism and terrorism / Rémi Kauffer
  • pt. 3. The other Europe : victim of communism / Andrzej Paczkowski and Karol Bartošek. Poland, the "enemy nation" / Andrzej Paczkowski ; Central and Southeastern Europe / Karel Bartošek -- pt. 4. Communism in Asia : between reeducation and massacre / Jean-Louis Margolin and Pierre Rigoulot. Introduction ; China : a long march into night / Jean-Louis Margolin ; Crimes, terror, and secrecy in North Korea / Pierre Rigoulot ; Vietnam and Laos : the impasse of war communism ; Cambodia : the country of disconcerting crimes / Jean-Louis Margolin ; Conclusion ; Select bibliography for Asia -- pt. 5. The Third World / Pascal Fontaine, Yves Santamaria, and Sylvain Boulouque. Communism in Latin America / Pascal Fontaine ; Afrocommunism : Ethiopia, Angola, and Mozambique / Yves Santamaria -- Communism in Afghanistan / Sylvain Boulouque ; Conclusion / Stéphane Courtois
Control code
ocm41256361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 858 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674076082
Lccn
99029758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41256361
Label
The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression, Stéphane Courtois [and others] ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer ; consulting editor, Mark Kramer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Select bibliography for Asia"-642-644
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 759-821) 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
  • Foreword : The uses of atrocity / Martin Malia -- Introduction : The crimes of communism / Stéphane Courtois -- pt. 1. A state against its people : violence, repression, and terror in the Soviet Union / Nicholas Werth. Paradoxes and misunderstandings surrounding the October Revolution ; The iron fist of the dictatorship of the Proletariat ; The red terror ; The dirty war ; From Tambov to the Great Famine ; From the truce to the great turning point ; Forced collectivization and dekulakization ; The great famine ; Socially foreign elements and the cycles of repression ; The Great Terror (1936-1938) ; The empire of the camps ; The other side of victory ; Apogee and crisis in the Gulag system ; The last conspiracy ; The exit from Stalinism ; Conclusion -- pt. 2. Word revolution, civil war, and terror / Stéphane Courtois, Jean-Louis Panné, and Réne Kauffer. The Comintern in action / Stéphane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panné ; The shadow of the NKVD in Spain / Stéphane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panné ; Communism and terrorism / Rémi Kauffer
  • pt. 3. The other Europe : victim of communism / Andrzej Paczkowski and Karol Bartošek. Poland, the "enemy nation" / Andrzej Paczkowski ; Central and Southeastern Europe / Karel Bartošek -- pt. 4. Communism in Asia : between reeducation and massacre / Jean-Louis Margolin and Pierre Rigoulot. Introduction ; China : a long march into night / Jean-Louis Margolin ; Crimes, terror, and secrecy in North Korea / Pierre Rigoulot ; Vietnam and Laos : the impasse of war communism ; Cambodia : the country of disconcerting crimes / Jean-Louis Margolin ; Conclusion ; Select bibliography for Asia -- pt. 5. The Third World / Pascal Fontaine, Yves Santamaria, and Sylvain Boulouque. Communism in Latin America / Pascal Fontaine ; Afrocommunism : Ethiopia, Angola, and Mozambique / Yves Santamaria -- Communism in Afghanistan / Sylvain Boulouque ; Conclusion / Stéphane Courtois
Control code
ocm41256361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 858 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674076082
Lccn
99029758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41256361

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