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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

As the Beatles' song goes on to say, "If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow." Unfortunately, those who blatantly profess their allegiance to ... Read full review

THE BLACK BOOK OF COMMUNISM: Crimes, Terror, Repression

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A unique attempt by French historians—as important in its way as the works of Solzhenitsyn—to chronicle the crimes of communism wherever it has attained power in the world. Not the least remarkable ... Read full review

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User Review  - worldsedge - LibraryThing

This is almost as difficult a book to review as it was to read. The first issue that confronts the general reader (that would be me) is the extent to which they should acknowledge or ignore the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ORFisHome - LibraryThing

Excellent but heartbreaking accounting of the brutality of the early Soviet Union and Bolsheviks through Stalin. The numbers of those killed and forcibly moved were staggering as was the evidence ... Read full review

The black book of communism: crimes, terror, repression

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Courtois, director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), leads the efforts of major scholars associated with the CNRS, who drew on recently opened Soviet archives to ... Read full review

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this is good thinks in the world

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Good representation of the Communist evil that once loomed over the world.

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A great, if depressing, book to read about the central challenge of the 20th Century is "The Black Book of Communism," written by six European historians, three from the left, three from the right, shortly after Yeltsin opened the Soviet archives of the Communist International movement. 100 million people killed as the "experiment" with communism was repeated in one nation after another, always with the same insane, predictable result: mass killings, engineered famines, gulags. Even the three writers who began this writing project on the left, when confronted by the enormity of the crimes of communism against often defenseless and blameless populations, came to realize that this was without doubt the greatest horror ever visited upon mankind. Even the crimes of the Nazis pale against the 100 million needless deaths attributed to communism––from its own archives and beginning right from the start with Lenin. 

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worst book ever.
everything fake...
DON'T TRY TO BRAINWASH PEOPLE BY STaTING fake and MODIFIED HISTORY.
THOSE ARE 10000% MAD WHO WILL BELIEVE THIS.

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User Review  - improbus - LibraryThing

Absolutely the most crushing indictment of Communism available on the free market. Read full review


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