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Stalin and the Kirov Murder

Stalin and the Kirov Murder

(1988)
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On December 1, 1934, a lone gunman shot and killed Sergei Kirov, Secretary of the Central and Leningrad Party Organization, member of the Moscow Politburo, and once considered Joseph Stalin's possible successor. As one of the most significant crimes of the century, the assassination not only sealed the fates of thousands--and, indirectly, millions--of people spuriously connected to the killer, but it eliminated the second most powerful man in Russian politics and gave Stalin free rein to dominate Soviet policy.

Written by the highly acclaimed author of The Harvest of Sorrow, Stalin and the Kirov Murder presents the first book-length examination of the case. Robert Conquest chronicles the details of the Kirov affair and all of its astonishing consequences. He tells us that now, fifty-five years after Kirov's murder, glasnost has prompted a new examination of this singular crime--one that will perhaps reveal the truth about the case for the first time. Based on all the available evidence, including official documents as well as the reports of numerous Russian defectors, Conquest has written a fascinating, at times chilling, account of the murder and its aftermath. He firmly establishes that Stalin not only sanctioned Kirov's assassination, but used it as a justification for the terror that culminated in 1937 and '38.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Stalin and the Kirov Murder
Author(s): Robert Conquest
ISBN: 0-09-173773-7 / 978-0-09-173773-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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January 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Stalin and the Kirov Murder
Author(s): Robert Conquest
ISBN: 0-19-505579-9 / 978-0-19-505579-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (Txt)
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January 1988 : Canada Hardback
Title: Stalin and the Kirov Murder
Author(s): Robert Conquest
ISBN: 0-88864-200-8 / 978-0-88864-200-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press
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Paperback Editions

May 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Stalin and the Kirov Murder
Author(s): Robert Conquest
ISBN: 0-19-506337-6 / 978-0-19-506337-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (T)
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