The Living And The Dead: The Rise And Fall Of The Cult Of World War II In Russia

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Basic Books, Aug 10, 1995 - History - 264 pages
This eye-opening book shows how Communist state and party authorities stage-managed the Soviets' memory of World War II, transforming a national trauma into a heroic exploit that glorified the party while systematically concealing the disastrous mistakes and criminal cruelties committed by the Stalinist tyranny.

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This book was a severe disappointment. I was expecting an analysis of (to quote the subtitle) "The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia"; there's some of that, but most of the book ... Read full review

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia

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It would seem hard to spoil a book about the impact of the German invasion on the Soviet Union in WW II, but Tumarkin nearly pulls it off. Tumarkin (History/Wellesley, Lenin Lives!, 1983) links a ... Read full review

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