The Resource The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild

The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild

Label
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin
Title
The unquiet ghost
Title remainder
Russians remember Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Adam Hochschild
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stalin's Quarter-century rule over the Soviet Union left some 20 million people dead. During the height of the terror, in the late 1930s, one out of every eight Soviet men, women and children was shot or sent to the gulag - where most died. Until glasnost unlocked the gates to Russia's past, no one could openly write or speak about this vast genocide - one of the great raw wounds of modern history. The Unquiet Ghost is about how people recover from an avalanche of repressed memories. Hochschild talks to prison survivors, democratically minded writers, and retired concentration camp guards. He visits school classrooms where uneasy teachers are struggling to teach students a history totally different from what they taught five years ago. He meets a much persecuted human rights activist - whose first job was as a secret police officer. He visits people searching for traces of missing parents and grandparents; and he examines files on the shelves of the Moscow archives of the KGB. In a section of this book excerpted in The New York Times Magazine, Hochschild visits a small Siberia town where a flooding river tore open a secret mass grave. He meets one woman whose father was buried there, and another, a friend and neighbor, who has learned that her father signed the execution orders. Hochschild visits villages deep in gulag territory, where snow lies on the ground for four months a year and where no American has been before. And, in an extraordinary journey that ends the book, he travels by helicopter to old labor camp sites in Russia's desolate, subarctic gold fields, one of the twentieth century's worst killing grounds. In recounting a history that most Russians only recently have dared to discuss, Hochschild also raises profound questions about the potential victim and the potential executioner inside us all
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hochschild, Adam
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK267
LC item number
.H597 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Iosif V
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Russland (Sowjetrepublik)
  • Sowjetunion
  • Terreur
  • Verbrechen
  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
Label
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild
Link
https://archive.org/details/unquietghost00adam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-296) 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
Father and son -- The uses of memory -- To see things as they are -- "Why are we weeping?" -- Lunch with the colonel -- Souls living and dead -- Believers -- "The Stalin in us" -- Beyond black and white -- Paths not taken -- "The interrogation has been interrupted" -- Library of death -- An empty field -- Secrets of the Riverbank -- Two fathers, two daughters -- Shark and angel -- Beyond the Pole Star -- The inmost circle -- The power of facing unpleasant facts -- Port of arrival
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780670840915
Lccn
93027473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28708473
  • (OCoLC)ocm28708473
Label
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin, Adam Hochschild
Link
https://archive.org/details/unquietghost00adam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-296) 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
Father and son -- The uses of memory -- To see things as they are -- "Why are we weeping?" -- Lunch with the colonel -- Souls living and dead -- Believers -- "The Stalin in us" -- Beyond black and white -- Paths not taken -- "The interrogation has been interrupted" -- Library of death -- An empty field -- Secrets of the Riverbank -- Two fathers, two daughters -- Shark and angel -- Beyond the Pole Star -- The inmost circle -- The power of facing unpleasant facts -- Port of arrival
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780670840915
Lccn
93027473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28708473
  • (OCoLC)ocm28708473

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