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Recommended reading for Soviet Literature - The Purges

Courtois, Stéphane, Nicholas Werth, Jean-Louis Panné, and et al. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression. Trans. Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. Print.

Recommended by Cristina Sandru

Fundamental study in understanding the communist phenomenon as something other than mere political ideology, but rather, on a par with fascism, as a destructive and criminal totalitarianism whose death-toll in the previous century raises to more than 100 million victims.

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