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The Resource The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes

The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes

Label
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia
Title
The whisperers
Title remainder
private life in Stalin's Russia
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Figes
Title variation
whisperers
Title variation remainder
private life in Stalins Russia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a huge range of sources - letters, memoirs, conversations - Orlando Figes tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. Those who shaped the political system became, very frequently, its victims. Those who were its victims were frequently quite blameless. The Whisperers recreates the sort of maze in which Russians found themselves, where an unwitting wrong turn could either destroy a family or, perversely, later save it: a society in which everyone spoke in whispers - whether to protect themselves, their families, neighbours or friends - or to inform on them
Summary
Provides a portrait of everyday Russian life during the repression of the Stalin years, analyzing the regime's effect on people's personal lives as they struggled to survive in the middle of the fear, mistrust, betrayal, and compromise of the world in which they lived
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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211735
Cataloging source
THM
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Figes, Orlando
Dewey number
947.084209 FIG
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN523
LC item number
.F54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • City and town life
  • Communism
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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private life in Stalin's Russia
Label
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Metropolitan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-702) 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
Children of 1917 (1917-28) -- The great break (1928-32) -- The pursuit of happiness (1932-6) -- The great fear (1937-8) -- Remnants of terror (1938-41) -- "Wait for me" (1941-5) -- Ordinary Stalinists (1945-53) -- Return (1953-6) -- Memory (1956-2006)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 739 pages
Isbn
9780312428037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 319603600
  • (OCoLC)319603600
Label
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes
Publication
Note
"A Metropolitan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-702) 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
Children of 1917 (1917-28) -- The great break (1928-32) -- The pursuit of happiness (1932-6) -- The great fear (1937-8) -- Remnants of terror (1938-41) -- "Wait for me" (1941-5) -- Ordinary Stalinists (1945-53) -- Return (1953-6) -- Memory (1956-2006)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 739 pages
Isbn
9780312428037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 319603600
  • (OCoLC)319603600

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