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Yezhov Vs. Stalin: The Truth About Mass Repressions and the So-Called 'Great Terror' in the USSR
 by Grover Furr

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250 pages; softcover
ISBN: 978-0-692-81050-7
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Yezhov Vs. Stalin: The Truth About Mass Repressions and the So-Called 'Great Terror' in the USSR

Yezhov Vs. Stalin is the first accurate account of the so-called “Great Terror” in the Soviet Union in 1937-1938. In this book, Grover Furr answers the central questions concerning the mass repressions known as the “Ezhovshchina” or, by anticommunists, the “Great Terror”:

* What caused it?

* Did hundreds of thousands of innocent victims meet their deaths?

* Was Joseph Stalin responsible for these murders, as is universally claimed?

* If — as the evidence demands that we conclude — Stalin was innocent and in fact put a stop to this massive crime, why were Ezhov and his men able to go on killing many innocent people for more than a year?

The present study answers these questions.

Grover Furr has studied all the available evidence, most of it from formerly-secret Soviet archives. He offers original translations of key historical documents and detailed analysis of their significance in an important synthesis that effectively reconsiders one of the pivotal events of Soviet history.

Reviews of Grover Furr's Previous Book, Trotsky's 'Amalgams':

In this brilliant book, Professor Furr shows that “on the evidence, by means of an objective verification process, the only legitimate conclusion is that the Moscow Trials testimony is genuine, in that it represents what the defendants themselves chose to say.” He shows that “there is not now, nor has there ever been any evidence that the Moscow Trials defendants were in reality innocent, compelled or persuaded by some means (threats to them or against their families, loyalty to the Party, etc.) to testify falsely.” He sums up, “Every time we can check a statement made in Moscow Trials testimony against independent evidence, we find that the Moscow Trials testimony or charge is verified.”

- Will Podmore, Librarian, The British School of Osteopathy and author of British Foreign Policy Since 1870 (2011) and The War Against the Working Class (2015)

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About the Author

Grover Furr began studying Russian language and literature as a teenager and became interested in Soviet history about a decade later. He has conducted extensive research on the Stalin period of Soviet history, on and off since the 1970s, and intensely for the past decade. To read his research, as well as interviews in which he explains his research more throughly, visit his home page. Furr teaches in the English Department at Montclair State University.  He has a Ph.D. in Medieval Comparative Literature from Princeton University. 


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