Origins of the great purges : the Soviet Communist Party reconsidered, 1933-1938 / J. Arch Getty.
This is a study of the structure of the Soviet Communist Party in the 1930s. Based upon archival and published sources, the work describes the events in the Bolshevik Party leading up to the Great Purges of 1937-1938. Professor Getty concludes that the party bureaucracy was chaotic rather than total...
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies ;