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the title and contents have nothing to do with Stalinist Russia. what the narrative does is repeat the forward in different ways . a big rip off
This book seemed, to me, somewhat scrambled. I couldn't easily relate the Macat sections to those of Fitzpatrick's book. The too-frequent repetition of the complete title of 'Everyday Stalinism' was noise, interference. Such back-references as 'the book', 'Everyday Stalinism', and the like would have been more natural.
Fitzpatrick contradicts Orlando Figes' assertion, in his book 'The Whisperers', that the years of The Terror saw the state-sanctioned murder of 20 million to an unattested 40 million Soviet citizens, not the few hundred thousand mentioned in 'Everyday Stalinism'.
I recommend Figes' book, which treats on The Terror and several decades before and after it.
The reader seemed less engaged than necessary to hold my attention.