[ PDF / Epub ] ☂ Inside the Stalin Archives Author Jonathan Brent – Buyphenergan500.us

Inside the Stalin Archives To Most Americans, Russia Remains As Enigmatic Today As It Was During The Iron Curtain Era With The Collapse Of The Soviet Union, The Country Had An Opportunity To Face Its Tortured Past In Inside The Stalin Archives, Jonathan Brent Asks, Why Didn T This Happen Why Are The Anti Semitic Protocols Of Zion Sold Openly In The Lobby Of The State Duma Why Are Archivists Under Surveillance And Phones Still Tapped Why Does Stalin, A Man Responsible For The Deaths Of Millions Of His Own People, Remain Popular Enough To Appear On Boxes Of Chocolate Sold In Moscow S Airport Brent Draws On Fifteen Years Of Unprecedented Access To High Level Soviet Archives To Answer These Questions He Shows Us A Russia Where, In 1992, Used Toothbrushes Were Sold On The Sidewalks, While Now Shops Are Filled With Luxury Goods And The Streets Are Jammed With Mercedes Stalin S Specter Hovers Throughout, And In The Book S Crescendo Brent Takes Us Deep Into The Dictator S Personal Papers To Glimpse The Dark Heart Of The New Russia Both Cultural History And Personal Memoir, Inside The Stalin Archives Is A Deeply Felt And Vivid Portrait Of Russia In The Twenty First Century.

[ PDF / Epub ] ☂ Inside the Stalin Archives  Author Jonathan Brent – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 335 pages
  • Inside the Stalin Archives
  • Jonathan Brent
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 0977743330

    10 thoughts on “[ PDF / Epub ] ☂ Inside the Stalin Archives Author Jonathan Brent – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    Agreeing with the other reviews that this book didn t quite seem to know what it wanted to be history, travelogue, a book about the manuscript publishing process, a work of literary detection and criticism, or something else The good parts are very ...


  2. says:

    Sometimes he tries to get a little fancy and you have to cringe But the rest of the time there s the perfect balance between totalitarian mass murder and getting lost on trolleys.


  3. says:

    Inside the Stalin ArchivesAuthor Jonathan BrentYou can tell that many of the reviews on here are fake, because every low star review begins by noting the basic fraud that this book perpetuates in its name Every high star review talks obliquely about how great this book is for talking about Russia Such sockpuppetry reminds one of the challenges in determining the historical validity of archives for a regime that lied not just in its public statements, but also in its documents This book has o Inside the Stalin ArchivesAuthor Jonathan BrentYou can tell that many of the reviews on here are fake, because every low star review begins by noting the basic fraud that this book perpetuates in its name Every high star review talks obliquely about how great this book is for talking about Russia Such sockpuppetry reminds one of the challenges in determining the historical validity of archives for a regime that lied not just in its public statements, but also in its documents This book has only an ancillary relationship to the Stalin Archives, and isabout Moscow and Russia after the fall of Communism andabout Brent s personal relationships in Mosco...


  4. says:

    Hardly anything about the archive s contents Instead, we are getting personal perceptions of Russia post Communism At times a bit patronising offering cigarettes and scotch or making comments about appliances years behind etc , makes one wonder how the person with hardly any knowled...


  5. says:

    This book wasn t quite what I thought it was going to be I made the mistake of reading some other readers reviews just before I began reading it myself Most of these reviews complained that it wasn t what it said on the tin And, yes, that s true You can t judge a book by its cover, and it s not always obvious what the book is about based on its title Surely, people can t be expecting a small book like this to tell us everything about what s in the Stalin archives And yet, that seems to This book wasn t quite what I thought it was going to be I made the mistake of reading some other readers reviews just before I began reading it myself Most of these reviews complained that it wasn t what it said on the tin And, yes, that s true You can t judge a book by its cover, and it s not always obvious what the book is about based on its title Surely, people can t be expecting a small book like this to tell us everything about what s in the Stalin archives And yet, that seems to be the major complaint.This book is the story of the Yale University Press getting access to various parts of the secret archives of the USSR In a way, it s a bit of an...


  6. says:

    I didn t make it very far into this book Whereas the title led me to believe that it covered the material in the Stalin archives, what I got through mostly seems to be tedious travelogue about the author going to Russian IN ORDER TO INSPECT the Stalin archives Whether he ever gets around to relating the new material is unclear to me, because I gave up after reading perhaps a fifth of the book There are faramusing travelogues of Russia than this one, and I m not that interested in contem I didn t make it very far into ...


  7. says:

    An interesting book that doesn t quite seem to know what it wants to be At times, it s the story of how Yale University Press got its hands on valuable Soviet era archives At other times, it s a not so compelling travel piece about Moscow All that is interspersed with new narratives from, presumably, those valuable Soviet archives, such as the ordeal of Russian writer Isaac Babel At the end, the author wraps it all up with a discourse on Stalin himself There is a lot of good information in An interesting book that doesn t quite seem to know what it wants to be At times, it s the story of how Yale University Press got its hands on valuable Soviet era archives At other times, it s a not so compelling travel piece about Moscow All that is interspersed with new narratives from, presumably, those valuable Soviet archives, such as the ordeal of Russian writer Isaac Babel At the end, th...


  8. says:

    Well this isn t the story I thought it would be based on the title I never read the blurb, which might have stopped me, and I m glad I didn t This wasabout the journey to the Stalin and other archives than about what was in the archives themselves, which is only hinted at Still, the autho...


  9. says:

    A crucial book for anyone interested in the fall of communism and the cult of Stalin and simply the cult of personality Brent takes the reader along on his trips to the archives in Moscow and one becomes aware of the sheer depth of such an a...


  10. says:

    The legacy of Stalin, not man, but Soviet power the secret, conspiratorial, violent nature of all Russian governments continuing today reaching back to Czarist times, but especially the legacy of the government of the Soviet Union.

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