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The Resource Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine, Anne Applebaum

Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine, Anne Applebaum

Label
Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine
Title
Red famine
Title remainder
Stalin's war on Ukraine
Statement of responsibility
Anne Applebaum
Title variation
Stalin's war on Ukraine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes--the consequences of which still resonate today In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second Russian revolution--which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them. Applebaum proves what has long been suspected: after a series of rebellions unsettled the province, Stalin set out to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. The state sealed the republic's borders and seized all available food. Starvation set in rapidly, and people ate anything: grass, tree bark, dogs, corpses. In some cases, they killed one another for food. Devastating and definitive, Red Famine captures the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil. Today, Russia, the successor to the Soviet Union, has placed Ukrainian independence in its sights once more. Applebaum's compulsively readable narrative recalls one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century, and shows how it may foreshadow a new threat to the political order in the twenty-first."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Applebaum, Anne
Dewey number
947.708/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK508.8374
LC item number
.A67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ukraine
  • Genocide
  • Collectivization of agriculture
  • Famines
Label
Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine, Anne Applebaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: the Ukrainian question -- The Ukrainian revolution, 1917 -- Rebellion, 1919 -- Famine and truce: the 1920s -- The double crisis: 1927-9 -- Collectivization: revolution in the countryside, 1930 -- Rebellion, 1930 -- Collectivization fails, 1931-2 -- Famine decisions, 1932: requisitions, blacklists and borders -- Famine decisions, 1932: the end of Ukrainization -- Famine decisions, 1932: the searches and the searchers -- Starvation: spring and summer, 1933 -- Survival: spring and summer, 1933 -- Aftermath -- The cover-up -- The Holodomor in history and memory -- Epilogue: the Ukraine question reconsidered
Control code
sky290262151
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxx, 461 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385538855
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017029952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1000150623
Label
Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine, Anne Applebaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: the Ukrainian question -- The Ukrainian revolution, 1917 -- Rebellion, 1919 -- Famine and truce: the 1920s -- The double crisis: 1927-9 -- Collectivization: revolution in the countryside, 1930 -- Rebellion, 1930 -- Collectivization fails, 1931-2 -- Famine decisions, 1932: requisitions, blacklists and borders -- Famine decisions, 1932: the end of Ukrainization -- Famine decisions, 1932: the searches and the searchers -- Starvation: spring and summer, 1933 -- Survival: spring and summer, 1933 -- Aftermath -- The cover-up -- The Holodomor in history and memory -- Epilogue: the Ukraine question reconsidered
Control code
sky290262151
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxx, 461 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385538855
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017029952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1000150623

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