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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine [9780241003800]

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In 1932-3, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine investigates how this happened, who was responsible, and what the consequences were. It is the fullest account yet published of these terrible events.

The book draws on a mass of archival material and first-hand testimony only available since the end of the Soviet Union, as well as the work of Ukrainian scholars all over the world. It includes accounts of the famine by those who survived it, describing what human beings can do when driven mad by hunger. It shows how the Soviet state ruthlessly used propaganda to turn neighbours against each other in order to expunge supposedly 'anti-revolutionary' elements. It also records the actions of extraordinary individuals who did all they could to relieve the suffering.

The famine was rapidly followed by an attack on Ukraine's cultural and political leadership - and then by a denial that it had ever happened at all. Census reports were falsified and memory suppressed. Some western journalists shamelessly swallowed the Soviet line; others bravely rejected it, and were undermined and harassed. The Soviet authorities were determined not only that Ukraine should abandon its national aspirations, but that the country's true history should be buried along with its millions of victims. Red Famine, a triumph of scholarship and human sympathy, is a milestone and that history. At a moment of crisis between Russia and Ukraine, it also shows how far the present is shaped by the past.

PRAISE FOR GULAG: A HISTORY:

'Any writer can only be speechless with admission for her fortitude and her scholarship ... it needed to be written, and the task could not have been done better' - Norman Stone, Literary Review

'This is a model of sound historical judgement ... an extraordinarily rich and powerful account of one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century' - Richard Overy, Sunday Telegraph

'A magisterial study that brings to life the hell of Russia's Gulags ... it moves as much as it shocks' - Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Daily Telegraph

'A book whose importance is almost impossible to exaggerate ... a major contribution to curing the amnesia that seems to have affected broader public perceptions of one of the major atrocities of the twentieth century' - Michael Burleigh, Times Literary Supplement

PRAISE FOR IRON CURTAIN: THE CRUSHING OF EASTERN EUROPE:

'The best work of modern history I have ever read ... Applebaum's book should be compulsory reading for every history student' - A. N. Wilson, Financial Times

'The outstanding book of the year - actually a masterpiece ... Her depth of research and fluency of prose are exemplary' - Oliver Kamm, The Times, Books of the Year

'An exceptionally important book ... wise, perceptive, remarkably objective and brilliantly researched' - Antony Beevor

'At last the story can be told ... a magisterial history' - Orlando Figes, Mail on Sunday


AUTHOR: Anne Applebaum is the author of several books, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize, and Iron Curtain, which in 2013 won the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature and the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. She is Professor of Practice at the Institute for Global Affairs, London School of Economics, and a columnist for the Washington Post. She divides her time between Britain and Poland.
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Allen Lane
Publication:
07-Sep-2017
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512
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