This I Cannot Forget

This I Cannot Forget

The Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin's Widow

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
The memoirs of the widow of Nikolai Bukharin, a central figure of twentieth-century Soviet history, presents both a moving family saga and a sweeping portrait of the early days of the creation of the Soviet state, before Stalin's bloody purges.

Blackwell North Amer
An extraordinary and powerful book, this personal journey through an almost unimaginable landscape of terror, fear, defiance, endurance, and survival will touch a vital human and political nerve.
The memoirs of this remarkable woman - the 78-year-old widow of the charismatic Bolshevik leader, revolutionist, and chief theoretician Nikolai I. Bukharin - offer a new dimension to our understanding of Soviet history and one of its darkest periods. No other widow of the men who "shook the world" survived to publish uncensored memoirs. We have here not only an astonishing family saga of tragedy, survival, and ultimate triumph. Not only the personal story of perhaps the most attractive, admired, and still - mourned old Bolshevik, Bukharin. We have also in Anna Larina a unique voice, memory, and woman's story, as well as much firsthand knowledge from within the revolutionary elite that created the Soviet Union, ruled it until the 1930s, and then was swept away forever in the Crimson tide of Stalin's twenty-year mass terror.
A sensation when published in Moscow, and a bestseller in Europe, Norton's edition also has an introduction by Sovietologist Stephen F. Cohen, letters of emotional recollection from Russian readers, photographs, and a newly discovered letter written by Bukharin, excavated from the Kremlin Archive, and delivered unofficially to Anna Larina in June 1992, fifty-four years after he wrote it to her in prison on the eve of his trial and execution.

& Taylor

Portrays life among the founding fathers of the Soviet Union and the author's quest to restore the reputation of her late husband, Nikolai Bukharin

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1991
ISBN: 9780393030259
Branch Call Number: 947.084 LARIN
Characteristics: 384 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index
Translation of Nezabyvaemoe


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