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Stalin and his hangmen

Donald Rayfield

Stalin and his hangmen

an autoritative portrait of a tyrant and those who served him

by Donald Rayfield

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Published by Viking in London, Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stalin, Joseph, -- 1879-1953,
  • Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za -- Purges,
  • Soviet Union. -- Narodnyĭ komissariat vnutrennikh del -- History,
  • Political atrocities -- Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDonald Rayfield.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 528 p. :
    Number of Pages528
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22582346M
    ISBN 100670910880

    Though Beria lost his power--and his life--after Stalin's death in , the fundamental methods of the hangmen maintained their grip into the second half of the twentieth century. Indeed, Rayfield argues, the tradition of terror, far from disappearing, has emerged with renewed vitality under Vladimir Putin. Editions for Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Pap Cited by:

      Simon Sebag Montefiore reviews Stalin and his Hangmen 15 Mar Rayfield starts with a page biographical study of Stalin's early life which adds nothing significant. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him by Donald Rayfield (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(1).

    Solid account of the way Joseph Stalin consolidated, and then abused, his power in the USSR of the twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. If you've read "Let History Judge" or "The Gulag Archipelago," much of this is not new; the big advantage this book has is that during the brief period when archives were available in the early s, much vital data was extracted, and it's spread 4/5(9).   Though Beria lost his power–and his life–after Stalin’s death in , the fundamental methods of the hangmen maintained their grip into the second half of the twentieth century. Indeed, Rayfield argues, the tradition of terror, far from disappearing, has Brand: Random House Publishing Group.


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"Stalin and His Hangmen" is a brilliant compilation of his "achievements" and how he accomplished what he accomplished. It tells of how he manipulated the party and how his secret police brought grief to the by: A more revolting account of Stalin's rule than Montefiore's, this book chronicles the murderous career of the Cheka and its many succeeding bodies, as well as its many successful 'hangmen'.

Stalin murdered millions of his own countrymen, including his own allies and family, but this book makes clear that in order to be successful evil doesn't just need the good to do nothing, but evil also requires many busy 4/5.

Stalin and His Hangmen: An Authoritative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him Paperback – Ma by Donald Rayfield (Author)Cited by: 5. Written with grace, passion, and a dazzling command of the intricacies of Soviet politics and society, Stalin and the Hangmen is a devastating indictment of the individuals and ideology that kept Stalin in power.

About Stalin and His Hangmen. Stalin did not act alone. The mass executions, the mock trials, the betrayals and purges, the jailings and secret torture that ravaged the Soviet Union during the three decades of Stalin.

Written with grace, passion, and a dazzling command of the intricacies of Soviet politics and society, Stalin and the Hangmen is a devastating indictment of the individuals and ideology that kept 4/5(7). Written with grace, passion, and a dazzling command of the intricacies of Soviet politics and society, Stalin and the Hangmen is a devastating indictment of the individuals and ideology that kept Stalin in power.

Stalin and his hangmen Donald Rayfield — Biography & Autobiography. Stalin and His Hangmen: An Authoritative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him by Donald Rayfield, and the imprinted with another subtitle: Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him, is a political biography by Donald Rayfield, of Joseph Stalin and his subordinates who ran the Soviet secret police: Felix Dzerzhinsky, Vyacheslav Menzhinsky, Genrikh Yagoda, Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrentiy Beria.

Though Beria lost his power–and his life–after Stalin’s death inthe fundamental methods of the hangmen maintained their grip into the second half of the twentieth century. Indeed, Rayfield argues, the tradition of terror, far from disappearing, has emerged with renewed vitality under Vladimir Putin/5(39).

Stalin and His Hangmen: An Authoritative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him Paperback – 31 Mar. by Donald Rayfield (Author)4/5(28). This book, like many other recent books on Soviet terror (Koba the Dread, A Century of Violence in Soviet Russia, The Black Book of Communism, The Unknown Lenin, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, etc.), makes clear that the campaign of torture and mass murder that ravaged Russia started well before Stalin was in charge (Lenin himself had argued for the hangings of rich peasants, priests and Cited by:   Written with grace, passion, and a dazzling command of the intricacies of Soviet politics and society, Stalin and the Hangmen is a devastating indictment of.

Written with grace, passion, and a dazzling command of the intricacies of Soviet politics and society, Stalin and the Hangmen is a devastating indictment of the. The book itself does shed light on the almost absurd, albeit horrific crimes that Stalin and the Communist party perpetrated on the Russian people (as well as Poles, Uzbeks, Koreans, Kurds- 2/5(1).

In a way, Stalin and His Hangmen is a very un-modern book, its emphasis on the personal tragedies of Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Nikolai Bukharin and other intellectuals, not on the humongous plight of the rank-and-file Soviets.

Misfortunes of poets and party leaders used to dominate the critique of Stalin’s regime in. Stalin did not act alone. The mass executions, the mock trials, the betrayals and purges, the jailings and secret torture that ravaged the Soviet Union during the three decades of Stalin’s dictatorship, were the result of a tight network of trusted henchmen (and women), spies, psychopaths, and.

Stalin and His Hangmen: An Authoritative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him by Donald Rayfield, and the imprinted with another subtitle: Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him, is a political biography by Donald Rayfield, of Joseph Stalin and his subordinates who ran the Soviet secret police: Felix Dzerzhinsky, Vyacheslav Menzhinsky, Genrikh Yagoda, Nikolai.

Now, in his harrowing new book, Donald Rayfield probes the lives, the minds, the twisted careers, and the unpunished crimes of Stalin’s loyal assassins.

Founded by Feliks Dzierzynski, the Cheka–the Extraordinary Commission–came to life in the first years of the Russian Revolution.

Stalin and his “hangmen” did enough damage without larding an account of their exploits with statements of dubious accuracy. The fall of the Soviet Union, the opening of its archives, and the emergence of a new generation of historians both in Russia and abroad has led to considerable improvement in the quality of the history being written about the Stalin era.

Written with grace, passion, and a dazzling command of the intricacies of Soviet politics and society, Stalin and the Hangmen is a devastating indictment of /5(8). Stalin and His Hangmen by Rayfield, Donald (ebook) Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him by Donald Rayfield.

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"Stalin and His Hangmen" is a brilliant compilation of his "achievements" and how he accomplished what he accomplished. It tells of how he manipulated the party and how his secret police brought grief to the country/5.This investigation of Stalin and his coterie is at its best when it focuses on the latter—henchmen such as Feliks Dzierzynski, Viacheslav Molotov and Lavrenti Beria—showing that it was their.