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Author Applebaum, Anne, 1964-

Title Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine / Anne Applebaum.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, 2018.


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 Cheshire Public Library - New Materials  NEW 947.7084 APPLEBEUM    Check Shelf
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Edition First Anchor books edition.
Description xxxiii, 544 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Note "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-512) and index.
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.
Summary "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
Subject Ukraine -- History -- Famine, 1932-1933.
Genocide -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century.
Collectivization of agriculture -- Ukraine -- History.
Famines -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century.
Collectivization of agriculture. (OCoLC)fst00867600
Famines. (OCoLC)fst00920590
Genocide. (OCoLC)fst00940208
Ukraine. (OCoLC)fst01211738
Stalin, Josif Vissarionovińć 1878-1953. (DE-588)118642499
Famine in Ukraine (Ukraine : 1932-1933) (OCoLC)fst01353093
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Stalin's war on Ukraine
ISBN 9780804170888 (paperback)
0804170886 (paperback)
9780385538862 (ebook)
9780385538855 (hardcover)
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