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I know. Just pops in on occasion. I guess his (((handlers))) decided with no more deniers here he was needed somewhere else.
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Jeffk 1970 wrote:I know. Just pops in on occasion. I guess his (((handlers))) decided with no more deniers here he was needed somewhere else.

I thought YOU were in charge of all Jeffs :)
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Jeffk 1970 wrote:I know. Just pops in on occasion. I guess his (((handlers))) decided with no more deniers here he was needed somewhere else.

I thought YOU were in charge of all Jeffs :)


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Well, that was heinous, and whatever punishment you're subjected to is ok by me :)
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They took my Talmud away when monstrous exited stage left. I cried in my Matzah ball soup.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Fri May 04, 2018 8:50 pm

I like this Chapoutot book. It's an intellectual history of National Socialism, I guess, which reminds me of some of Eugene Genovese's writing on American slavery. Chapoutot, coming at the Jewish question sometimes head on, sometimes from indirect angles, fits nicely with Confino in showing how deeply embedded in National Socialist thought about the history and experience of European people were certain conclusions about the Jews; using the descriptor anti-Semitism ("a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews" as in the Stockholm Declaration) doesn't really get at the depth and robustness of how National Socialists thought about the world and why, in their cosmology, the Jewish question assumed such importance. Chapoutot explains National Socialist legal thinking, reflections on history and culture, and political programs as a "revolution" in worldview that was antagonistic to, and overturned, the Judeo-Christian tradition; Chapoutot shows how and on what grounds the National Socialists rejected the Judeo-Christian tradition, seen by National Socialists as working its way through Roman law, the Enlightenment and French Revolution, capitalism, and Bolshevism - with the construct of "the Jew," "Jewish" thought, and "Jewish souls" operating in the background.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Fri May 04, 2018 11:09 pm

I recall a discussion we had some time ago in which INCE (I think) observed that one Nazi reflex was the idea/fear that the Jewish enemy aimed to physically exterminate the German people, making WWII a case, in the National Socialist mind, of kill or be killed. It was bobbo the ignorant who chimed in arguing against the plausibility of this and protesting that he'd never heard it before.

There were many expressions of this existential fear uttered by the taped generals whose conversations are included in Tapping Hitler's Generals - not, to be sure, focused on Jews but rather on the Germans' WWII enemies in general; in Chapoutot this doomsday viewpoint of the Nazis forms an important subtheme, for example, here:
If history could be summed up as "six thousand years of race war," the contemporary era represented the end stage of these wars, for the enemy was ever more numerous and powerful, and modern technologies had made this enemy capable of totally destroying the Nordic race. The ultimate crime of physical eradication was now possible. . . .

These prophecies became darker as the war continued. In a speech on January 30, 1944, Hitler ruminated on the apocalypse . . . :
If Germany does not win this war, the fate of the European nations to the East will be sealed, and the West will swiftly follow. . . . The eternal Jew, that fomenter of destruction, will celebrate his second triumphal Purim among the ruins of a devastated Europe.

The scope of the terrifying Judeo-Bolshevik menace to the East demanded a commensurable reaction. . . . The Reich had to strike swiftly and hard, for time was short; the Nordic race risked ruin and the fortification of its enemies. The tremendous brutality and the extreme speed of German military operations were as much a response to a deep-seated anguish as they were a tactical decision: to shock the enemy, to paralyze and intimidate other belligerent states with the thunderous spectacle of German weaponry, and to act quickly, because time was pressing, for Germany and for the race.

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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Sat May 05, 2018 3:07 pm

Given the Nazis' abandonment of the doctrine of equal application of the law, judicial independence, and legal protections for the accused, I always find the protests of our Nazi fanboy deniers about Nuremberg ironic. This is not to say that Nuremberg procedures are not to be criticized, but rather to say that coming from deniers some criticisms raise hypocrisy to the nth power.

Chapoutot in his discussion of National Socialist legal thought zeroes in on the legal maxim nullum crimen sine lege (no crime without law) (stated in Article 14 of Germany's 1931 code of police administration, to give one example). Deniers target Nuremberg's (supposed and debatable) violation of this legal protection - that an individual is not to be charged with a crime where no law prohibiting an actions existed, along with the closely related protection against retroactivity (passing a law to punish an act done before its passage).

In National Socialist legal reasoning, which focused on the protection of the health of the community rather than rights and protections of individuals, neither nullum crimen sine lege nor non-retroactivity made sense and were thus discarded as legal principles. In fact, National Socialist legal thinkers celebrated the abandonment of these protections for individuals as safeguards for the community. According to Roland Freisler, "to abandon the precept of Nullum crimen sine lege has liberated criminal jurisprudence of the notion of formal injustice." And Hans Frank wrote, "The legal policy of the National Socialist Reich will no longer be dictated by the precept of 'No punishment with law,' but by another maxim, 'No crime without punishment.'" Legal theorists explained the National Socialist approaches to the law and policing specifically had specifically "overcome" Article 14. Since the starting point of National Socialist law was the health and security of the Volksgemeinschaft, the loss of protections for the individual was really a gain - the ability of the community to protect itself against deviants, villains, and degenerates without recourse to legal paragraphs and by excising these dangerous people quickly (even before they acted), fully and without regard for their supposed rights.

Chapoutot cites the law of March 29, 1933 as a specific example of the Nazis' abandonment of long-standing legal protections in this regard; this law "regarding the infliction and execution of the death sentence" for acts committed between January 31 and February 28, 1933 was retroactive (and ad personal in targeting Marinus van de Lubbe).

Why, I have to wonder, do the Nazi fanboys, so eager to criticize Nuremberg, remain so silent about National Socialist jurisprudence? Is it to pull a fast one, by means of hypocritical inconsistency? To hide their real stance on such matters? From ignorance of the import of what they dabble in? Anyway, to take Nazi fandom at face value, it's hard to see, to borrow a favorite denier phrase, it seems to be a question for these folks of whose ox is being gored.
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sat May 05, 2018 3:35 pm

I bought an electronic copy of Mark Mazowar’s “Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century” a couple of years ago. I tried reading it but had trouble getting into it.

I’m working it in here and there. I’m almost finished with Blatman and I haven’t gotten the library book I removed from holding.

It’s a good overall survey and I like Mazowar as an author.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Sat May 05, 2018 9:25 pm

Another one in the same vein as the last one: Deniers decry what they claim is victor's history, that is, the conclusions of scholars from various countries, disciplines, perspectives about Nazi genocidal actions and war crimes. Chapoutot quotes Halder (my pdf of his diary doesn't have entries for August 1939) writing on 22 August 1939 in his diary, notes on the Führer's expressed intentions with regard to Poland:
For propaganda, I will a reason to attack, it doesn't matter whether it is credible or not. No one asks the winner whether he is telling the truth. When it comes to war, it isn't the law that counts, but the victory.

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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:57 pm

Well, I got “The Soviet Century” but my default setting for check-out time is 7 days instead of 14. I know what I’m doing on the treadmill, during lunch and at night.
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:58 pm

So, I’ll have to put Blatman aside this week.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Mon May 07, 2018 5:55 pm

Two statements of National Socialist worldview and intentions that are well spotted by Chapooutot (I am pretty sure I've read both these snippets before . . . ):

1) At Posen, Himmler said,
every last measure we take must obey the law of the war among races and the peoples. As I was saying to you, there are no rules for the treatment of foreign peoples - no rules.

Chapoutot's gloss on this assertion is that there are no rules for treatment of non-German peoples "other than that of the Germanic race's absolute dominion and the unlimited exploitation of those foreign vital forces needed to serve the goals of the Reich." (p 321) EtienneSC over at JREF argued that there was no such thing as German "special law" which differentiated treatment of foreign peoples from the laws under which Germans of the Third Reich lived. Nick Terry and I suggested books for him to read about this topic. Chapoutot's study sets this legal perspective into its intellectual and political context, with Himmler here expressing an underlying assumption of National Socialist thinking from which the legal practices of occupation (and indeed uses of law within the Reich for non-Aryans) proceeded.

2) From Goebbels' diary (entries for December 1941 and October 1942), on the Third Reich's war aims:
The Führer sees the East as our future India. This is the colonial territory we must occupy. . . .

The goal of the war is the expansion of our Lebensraum in the broadest sense. We have set ourselves a goal that will require several centuries. . . . Only for this can we justify such a bloodletting to ourselves and to history; it will give life to millions of German children. . . .

The East is our space. . . .

(p 328) If the war was in any way preventive, it was to prevent attempts to circumscribe, strangle, and kill Germany and Germans.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Mon May 07, 2018 7:07 pm

We've had some discussion in the past, likely with David, about the attitudes of the Third Reich's leaders toward Poles and the plans Germany had for Poland. Chapoutot quotes from familiar sources about this but also from one source of which I wasn't aware. This is a note made by Martin Bormann on a discussion he had with Hitler on the subject of Poland in 1940:
This principle must be respected: no 'Polish lords.' Wherever they exist, they must be killed, harsh as this may seem. . . .

Once again, the Führer wishes to underline that the Polish population must have just one master, the German. There cannot be two masters at the same time. This is why all the representatives of the Polish intellectual elite must be killed. This probably sounds harsh, but what can you do, this is the law of life.

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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Tue May 08, 2018 1:59 pm

Chapoutot book, The Law of Blood, is excellent. Not sure what I will read next.
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Jeffk 1970 wrote:Well, I got “The Soviet Century” but my default setting for check-out time is 7 days instead of 14. I know what I’m doing on the treadmill, during lunch and at night.



Never mind. It isn’t what I wanted and I’m not in the mood. Because it’s a library book I don’t feel any obligation to finish it.... :D

Back to Blatman I go. I find it more interesting.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Thu May 10, 2018 12:28 am

So I chose Mazower, Inside Hitler's Greece. I expect not to zip through this one, as I seem to be recovering and thus picking back up with some non-reading projects, including, like, walking :)
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:So I chose Mazower, Inside Hitler's Greece. I expect not to zip through this one, as I seem to be recovering and thus picking back up with some non-reading projects, including, like, walking :)




I’m working on Mazowar’s Dark Continent: Europe’s 20th Century. It’s an electronic copy so I can read it when I don’t have Blatman available.
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:So I chose Mazower, Inside Hitler's Greece. I expect not to zip through this one, as I seem to be recovering and thus picking back up with some non-reading projects, including, like, walking :)




I’m working on Mazowar’s Dark Continent: Europe’s 20th Century. It’s an electronic copy so I can read it when I don’t have Blatman available.


I own it, didn't really contain anything new.
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:So I chose Mazower, Inside Hitler's Greece. I expect not to zip through this one, as I seem to be recovering and thus picking back up with some non-reading projects, including, like, walking :)




I’m working on Mazowar’s Dark Continent: Europe’s 20th Century. It’s an electronic copy so I can read it when I don’t have Blatman available.


I own it, didn't really contain anything new.


It's a good general history. I figured since I own it I best read it.
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I finished Blatman today. Very good, I will post stuff if I have a moment or two.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Sat May 12, 2018 12:44 am

In the way Blatman periodizes the Final Solution and then the death marches phase, you could call his book truly "revisionist," in the James McPherson's sense of the word.
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:In the way Blatman periodizes the Final Solution and then the death marches phase, you could call his book truly "revisionist," in the James McPherson's sense of the word.



I agree, I want to discuss Blatman’s conclusions. I’ll post something this weekend.
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Postby NathanC » Sat May 12, 2018 1:48 pm

I was able to pick up both Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen, and Deborah Lipstadt's account of Irving V. Lipstadt, titled as "Denial".

Jacobsen's book sheds a lot of detail on Operation Paperclip. I thought I had found out all there is to it, but there's always something new that's surprising and infuriating. Apparently, one of the fine gentlemen that the US recruited was Otto Ambros: the IG farben manager who founded Monowitz and was responsible for procuring slave labor for that subcamp and also worked on chemical weapons research. Being directly involved in the Genocide against the Jews - in Auschwitz no less - was not enough to disqualify someone from being recruited on account of their "talents". Jacobsen also makes the interesting point that the US Military's priority was not to "torture" the poor Germans in order to force them to confess to war crimes, but to gather military intelligence that would help them in the ongoing war against Japan. She cites the example of the initial interviews with Albert Speer, the focus of which was to determine which American Bombing raids were the most effective and how that intel could be applied against Japan. I've only just started, so I'll go through more before sharing anything else I find.

I'll go through Denial after finishing Jacobsen's book.

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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Nathan, if you haven’t read it I also suggest Richard Evan’s “Lying About Hitler.”
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I’m getting ready to start Van Pelt’s “The Case for Auschwitz.”
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Mon May 14, 2018 3:25 am

I've hit a wall. Can 't be more than 60-70 pp into Mazower's book on Greece. Had a house guest late in the week - a photography critic/educator who visited to review photography I've been doing and work with me on some ideas for where to go with it. We spent a lot of time reviewing a lot of images. Reading is taking a back seat. I read a ton when I was laid up . . . maybe a change of pace is ok, I don't know, but as I recover I seem to be catching up, so to speak, on photography.
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Jeffk 1970 wrote:I’m getting ready to start Van Pelt’s “The Case for Auschwitz.”


Started this yesterday.

This is really good, it goes into Faurisson’s philosphical underpinnings that led him into becoming a denier.

I’m reading through Irving’s “conversion” into becoming a denier.
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Read a lot of this during lunch. I think this is one of the better books I’ve read recently.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Thu May 17, 2018 5:53 pm

Mazower has a lot of discussion of German counterinsurgency doctrine, instructions, and practices in Greece (think: Serbia, occupied USSR), including a long case study involving Kurt Waldheim (who re-wrote reports from the field to be submitted to Army Group E Headquarters). I've not yet gotten to his chapter on the extermination of the Greek Jews.
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:14 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:I’m getting ready to start Van Pelt’s “The Case for Auschwitz.”


Started this yesterday.

This is really good, it goes into Faurisson’s philosphical underpinnings that led him into becoming a denier.

I’m reading through Irving’s “conversion” into becoming a denier.


It’s been some time since I read Van Pelt’s Report for the Irving/Lipstadt Trial so I don’t have a frame of reference for it and “The Case for Auschwitz” so I don’t how they differ.

I can say that “The Case for Auschwitz” is an excellent book because it helps bring together the bits of information that I’ve collected over the years and bring them into focus. When I am done I will re-read his report, I think a re-read of Pressac is also in order.

This sparked my interest in Auschwitz so I’m hoping to track down additional works on the subject. I’ll glance through this list and see what else is there.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:I’m getting ready to start Van Pelt’s “The Case for Auschwitz.”


Started this yesterday.

This is really good, it goes into Faurisson’s philosphical underpinnings that led him into becoming a denier.

I’m reading through Irving’s “conversion” into becoming a denier.


It’s been some time since I read Van Pelt’s Report for the Irving/Lipstadt Trial so I don’t have a frame of reference for it and “The Case for Auschwitz” so I don’t how they differ.

I can say that “The Case for Auschwitz” is an excellent book because it helps bring together the bits of information that I’ve collected over the years and bring them into focus. When I am done I will re-read his report, I think a re-read of Pressac is also in order.

This sparked my interest in Auschwitz so I’m hoping to track down additional works on the subject. I’ll glance through this list and see what else is there.

I thought we'd given up on Auschwitz having realized it's a hoax: "they never discuss Auschwitz. Probably because it is so obviously a hoax."
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:48 pm

I guess Monstrous is buried somewhere under his mountain of Holocaust Handbooks. They crank those out on an industrial basis so there’s always plenty to read.
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Postby Denying-History » Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 am

For those it interests recently finished the following some of which are repeats:

- Yezhov vs Stalin, Trotsky's Amalgams (Valume 1), Leon Trotsky's Collaboration with Germany and Japan (Valume 2), & The Murder of Sergei Kirov by Grover Furr. ("Revisionist")

- The Graves are Walking by John Kelly

- Charles Trevelyan and the great Irish famine by Robin Haines

- The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan ("Revisionist")

- Ireland - Before and after the famine by Cormac Ó Gráda

- The rise and fall of the third Reich by William Shirer

- Secret cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943 by John Earl Haynes

- Scorched Earth by Jörg Baberwski

- Terror by Quota by Paul R. Gregory

- 1937 and "Stalin's Terror" by Vadim Rogovin

- The Great Fear by James Harris

- The North Caucaus by Walter Richmond

- Who killed Kirov by Amy White

- The Kirov Murder and Soviet History by Matthew Lenoe

- Stalin's loyal executioner by Jansen and Petrov

- The Prosecuter and the Pray by Arkady Vaksbery

Moving back to familiar territory:

- The Holocaust on Trial by Guttenplan

- Die Krematorien Von Auschwitz by Pressac

- The Wannsee Confidence and the Final Solution by Mark Rosemen

- The Russians in Germany by Norman Naimark
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:18 pm

The updated version of Yitzak Arad's Operation Reinhard book is due for a release on June 20th in the paperback version.
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:58 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:I’ve got “Anatomy of a Genocide” coming from the library on March 18th so I’m looking to read something short, I’m going with Ally’s book first.


I decided to download this early and read it before anything else.


Just to update this, I didn't get through it. I don't think I was in the mood for it. I will revisit it when I get some time.

Just as an aside, this will be my 7,700 post and my two year year anniversary is coming up. I'm glad I joined, I've learned a great deal.
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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:02 am

Jeffk 1970 wrote:Looks like that is a two-part series:
Mark Levene
Devastation: Volume I: The European Rimlands 1912-1938 (Crisis of Genocide)

Annihilation: Volume II: The European Rimlands 1939-1953 (Crisis of Genocide)

If you’ve already said that, apologies.



Crap, both of these went up in price, shoulda grabbed them when I had a chance.
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Postby Statistical Mechanic » Sat May 19, 2018 12:04 am

Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:I’ve got “Anatomy of a Genocide” coming from the library on March 18th so I’m looking to read something short, I’m going with Ally’s book first.


I decided to download this early and read it before anything else.


Just to update this, I didn't get through it. I don't think I was in the mood for it. I will revisit it when I get some time.

Just as an aside, this will be my 7,700 post and my two year year anniversary is coming up. I'm glad I joined, I've learned a great deal.

You chased poor David and monstrous Monstrous from the forum . . . :mrgreen:
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Re: General Books/Reading Discussion

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:14 am

Statistical Mechanic wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:I’ve got “Anatomy of a Genocide” coming from the library on March 18th so I’m looking to read something short, I’m going with Ally’s book first.


I decided to download this early and read it before anything else.


Just to update this, I didn't get through it. I don't think I was in the mood for it. I will revisit it when I get some time.

Just as an aside, this will be my 7,700 post and my two year year anniversary is coming up. I'm glad I joined, I've learned a great deal.

You chased poor David and monstrous Monstrous from the forum . . . :mrgreen:


That's what (((they))) sent me here for.... :D
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Re: General Books/Reading Discussion

Postby Denying-History » Sun May 20, 2018 7:31 pm

New books ordered.

Three concerning Majdanek:

- Majdanek w dokumentach by Wojciech Lenarczyk (448 pages)

- Majdanek: The Concentration Camp of Lublin by Anna Wiśniewska and Czeslaw Rajca (71 pages) [can scan for those who want it when computers back online]

- In the middle of Europe: Konzentrationslager Majdanek Import by Tomasz Samek (number of pages not given)

Books concerning Soviet Union:

- Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor (Second Edition) 2018 by Ray Gamache (280 pages)

- Stalin as Revolutionary, 1879-1929: A Study in History and Personality by Robert Tucker (564 pages)

- Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941 by Robert Tucker (752 pages)
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