B099 - Days of Famine, Nights of Terror: Firsthand Accounts of Soviet Collectivization 1928 - 1934

 Edited and Annotated by Leonard Leshuk.  The economic debacle of Soviet communism went through its most hideous stage in the late 1920s and early 1930s with the forced collectivization of agriculture.  This policy, which led to the death of millions of that country’s citizens, and the ruination of the lives of tens of millions more, was not some aberrant tactic hastily conceived to eliminate a perceived fifth column during wartime.  Rather, it was the result of a coldly calculated plan regarded as being the most effective means to achieve total government control over the economy and society. Paperback, 243 pp