"A searing book."Bill Keller, New York Times; "Well documented. . . . [Yakovlev] provides a systematic and keenly insightful analysis of the Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet system up to its collapse. . . . This is a book that deserves to be widely read."Aurel Braun, Globe and Mail (Toronto); "Among the best 250 pages you will ever read on Stalin."Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Times; "A fierce, raging indictment of the Soviet system."Virginia Quarterly Review; "The quest for truth and justice erupts with explosive force in [this] book."-David Pryce-Jones, National Review
Author Biography: Alexander N. Yakovlev is president of the International Democracy Foundation in Moscow and chair of Russia's Presidential Commission for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression.