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Every once in a while, you read a book that teaches you so much.
This book can abruptly remind us of the generalities of life all over the world (i.e. psychological and physical abuse) when it comes to the terror of Stalin.
Hochschild is obviously a talented writer, and he does a great job of tackling a very difficult subject.
Nearly 25 years after its publication, The Unquiet Ghost remains a vital, fascinating and deeply human look into the aftermath of the Great Purges of the 1930s. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephen B. Selbst
Not enough history about "The Great Purges." Stalin was kind of an after thought. However, it did explain the liquidation of the "moneyed" peasants (the Kulaks )and their stubborn... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles E. Jones
Like his other Book, King Leopold's Ghost, Hochschild captivates his AudiencePublished 5 months ago by Thomas Ricker
First hand recollections from living under a progressive government. They are grim, but unfortunately realistic. Read morePublished 6 months ago by WILLIAM S. GRAY
A great primer to understanding the early years of the USSR, and the soul bending power of the cult of personality that surrounded Stalin. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thomas Hunt
I purchased the book after reading - To End All Wars, which was an excellent book; however the story here is the author's travels within the USSR and his experiences interviewing... Read morePublished 16 months ago by glenn andrew
First, I have studied the GULag camp system, read short stories (Shalamov and Grossman - both great writers), read many memoirs (Ginzburg and Larina - Bukharin's widow), read... Read morePublished 16 months ago by KinoChelovek
WHENEVER I GET A CHANCE TO READ ABOUT THE ATROCITIES THAT STALIN VISITED UPON HIS COUNTRYMEN I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER,WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE STOP HIM?. Read morePublished 17 months ago by BILL
This is a great book which details the cruel legacy of the Stalinist regime. Stalin and his cronies killed and murdered 20 million people from the 1930s to 1953. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kevin M Quigg