Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Twentieth-Century Russia
During the twentieth century, Russia, Ukraine, and the other territories of the former Soviet Union experienced more bloodshed and violent death than anywhere else on earth: fifty million dead in an epic of destruction that encompassed war, revolution, famine, epidemic, and political purges. In Night of Stone, Catherine Merridale asks Russians difficult questions about how their country's volatile past has affected their everyday lives, aspirations, dreams, and nightmares. Drawing upon evidence from rare Imperial archives, Soviet propaganda, memoirs, letters, newspapers, literature, psychiatric studies, and interviews, Night of Stoneprovides a highly original and revealing history of modern Russia.
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Review: Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Twentieth-Century RussiaUser Review - Lily - Goodreads
Am struggling with whether to assign four stars or five. Have selected five because of the power with which I recall this book almost ten years after having read it. As I have said elsewhere, I read ... Read full review
Review: Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Twentieth-Century RussiaUser Review - Goodreads
Brilliantly researched. A breath of fresh air on the academic market as she speaks Russian and is interested in listening to everyday Russians, and not simply relying on the archives and libraries. Conclusion is somewhat abstract, indicative perhaps of the subject material.
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