Red Famine

Najnowsza książka autorstwa Anne Applebaum jest już dostępna w naszych zbiorach: 

Red Famine : Stalin's War on Ukraine / Anne Applebaum. [London] : Allen Lane an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017, ISBN 9780241003800 [43467]

Tytułem przypomnienia: przy okazji wykładu Autorki zorganizowanego przez Katedrę Cywilizacji Europejskiej (więcej informacji tutaj), w styczniu 2015 r. w Bibliotece Kolegium zorganizowana został wystawa książek jej autorstwa: łącze do ówczesnego wpisu tutaj, zapraszam. Spis treści najnowszej książki i informacje z obwoluty tradycyjnie poniżej.


Contents: Introduction. The Ukrainian Question -- 1. The Ukrainian Revolution, 1917 -- 2. Rebellion, 1919 -- 3. Famine and Truce, the 1920s -- 4. The Double Crisis, 1927-9 -- 5. Collectivization : Revolution in the Countryside, 1930 -- 6. Rebellion, 1930 -- 2. Collectivization Fails, 1931-2 -- 8. Famine Decisions, 1932 : Requisitions, Blacklists and Borders -- 9. Famine Decisions, 1932 : The End of Ukrainization -- 10. Famine Decisions, 1932 : The Searches and the Searchers -- 11. Starvation : Spring and Summer, 1933 -- 12. Survival : Spring and Summer, 1933 -- 13. Aftermath -- 14. The Cover-Up -- 15. The Holodomor in History and Memory -- Epilogue. The Ukrainian Question Reconsidered.


Book Jacket: "The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, 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 in the recovery of those memories and that history. At a moment of crisis between Russia and Ukraine, it also shows how far the present is shaped by the past."--PUBLISHER'S NOTE.

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