Stalin's Loyal Executioner: People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940

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Hoover Institution Press, Nov 1, 2013 - Political Science - 274 pages
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Stalin's Loyal Executioner, drawn from still-classified Soviet archives, chronicles the meteoric and bloody career of Nikolai Ezhov, NKVD leader and security chief, revealing the tragic scope of communist terrorism under Joseph Stalin.
 

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Contents

Early Career
1
Directing the Purges and Supervising the NKVD
21
State Security Chief
53
The Great Terror
79
Apogee
113
Decline
139
Fall
159
Enemy of the People
181
Concluding Remarks
195
Notes
213
Index
263
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About the author (2013)

Marc Jansen teaches at Amsterdam University's Institute of Russian and East European Studies and has written numerous books and articles on Russian and Soviet history. Nikita Vasil'evich Petrov, author of several books and numerous articles and an expert in Soviet terror history, is vice-chairman of Moscow's Memorial Scientific Research Center.

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