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The Resource Stalin's loyal executioner : People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940, Marc Jansen and Nikita Petrov

Stalin's loyal executioner : People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940, Marc Jansen and Nikita Petrov

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Stalin's loyal executioner : People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940
Title
Stalin's loyal executioner
Title remainder
People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940
Statement of responsibility
Marc Jansen and Nikita Petrov
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Great Terror (1937 to 1938), at least 1.5 million Soviet citizens were arrested for alleged crimes against the state. Some 700,000 of them were shot. A dozen years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, still-classified Soviet archives reveal for the first time the scope of communist terrorism under Joseph Stalin. This book illuminates the ongoing debate generated by our compelling need to understand how such horrors could unfold in modern history." "The gruesome facts in this story focus on one man. Nikolai Ezhov rose from obscurity to become Stalin's ruthless functionary in total charge of the era's massive purges. For fifteen months, Ezhov was a hero in the Politburo. Less than three and a half years after his appointment, he was dead, his name obliterated from government files." "In 1998, the military Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court ruled that justice had been served by the secret trial and execution of Nikolai Ezhov, "enemy of the people." Using Ezhov's own papers meticulously documenting his loyalty to Stalin, the book reveals the full human tragedy encompassed in Ezhov's meteoric and bloody career. The following questions rivet our attention to an unprecedented era of bureaucratic madness: was Ezhov operating outside the scope of Stalin's authority or "just following orders"?; how were Stalin's "national operation" implemented?; how, in 1938, did Ezhov suddenly lose favor with Stalin?; what police actions were the aftermath of Ezhov's brief reign of terror?; and how did Soviet national policies shift after 1938?"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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Jansen, Marc
Dewey number
363.28/3/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Petrov, N. V.
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  • Ezhov, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich
  • Soviet Union
  • Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za
  • Political purges
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Stalin's loyal executioner : People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940, Marc Jansen and Nikita Petrov
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-261) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Chapter 1: Early Career; Chapter 2: Directing the Purges and Supervising the NKVD; Chapter 3: State Security Chief; Chapter 4: The Great Terror; Chapter 5: Apogee; Chapter 6: Decline; Chapter 7: Fall; Chapter 8: Enemy of the People; Chapter 9: Concluding Remarks; Notes; Index
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ocn864675754
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817929060
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864675754
Label
Stalin's loyal executioner : People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940, Marc Jansen and Nikita Petrov
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-261) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Chapter 1: Early Career; Chapter 2: Directing the Purges and Supervising the NKVD; Chapter 3: State Security Chief; Chapter 4: The Great Terror; Chapter 5: Apogee; Chapter 6: Decline; Chapter 7: Fall; Chapter 8: Enemy of the People; Chapter 9: Concluding Remarks; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn864675754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817929060
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864675754

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