1937: Stalin's Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin – Table of Contents

29 December 1998


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Foreword ix
Introduction xi
1. Preparations for the First Show Trial  1
2. The Trial of the Sixteen 14
3. "Thirst for Power" or "Restoration of Capitalism"? 26
4. "The Molotov Affair" 30
5. Results of a "Rotten Compromise" 36
6. Political Repercussions of the Trial of the Sixteen 40
7. Trotsky Interned 46
8. Leon Sedov’s Red Book 52
9. Ten Percent of the Truth, or What Really Happened 60
10. Candidate Defendants at Future Trials 67
11. From Charges of Terror to New Amalgams 83
12. The Beginning of the Yezhov Period 87
13. The Kemerovo Trial 96
14.The December Plenum of the Central Committee 98
15. The Trial of the "Anti-Soviet Trotskyist Center" 113
16. Trotsky Returns to Battle 130
17. Trotsky on the Goals of the Moscow Trials 139
18. A Tyrant’s Revenge 147
19. The Anti-Semitic Subtext of the Moscow Trials 154
20. Why Did They Confess? 164
21. Bukharin and Rykov in the Clutches of a "Party Investigation" 179
22. The Death of Ordzhonikidze 185
23. Two Letters from Bukharin 199
24. Prelude to the February-March Plenum 203
26. Bukharin and Rykov Defend Themselves 223
27. The Plenum Delivers its Verdict 227
28. The Fate of the "Letter of an Old Bolshevik" 231
29. The February-March Plenum: Questions of Party Democracy 239
30. The February-March Plenum on Sabotage 247
31. Why Did Stalin Need "Sabotage"? 263
32. The NKVD Stands Accused 276
33. The February-March Plenum on "Party Work" 281
34. Stalin Issues Directives 286
35. The Election Campaign in the Party 298
36. The Dewey Commission 305
37. Trotsky in the Curved Mirror of Anti-Communism 310
38. Trotsky on Bolshevism and Stalinism 312
39. The Hunting Down of Trotskyists Abroad 323
40. The Breakthrough and Death of Ignace Reiss 327
41. "Stay Out of Range of the Artillery Fire!" 335
42. Trotsky on the Spanish Revolution 349
43. The Barcelona Uprising 357
44. Trotskyists in the Camps 374
45. "The Bureaucracy Is Terrorized" 393
46. Reasons for Reprisals against the Generals 400
47. Prelude to the Purge of the Army 411
48. The Stalin-Hitler Provocation 416
49. Preparing the Trial of the Generals 425
50. The Trial of the Generals 441
51. Looking Ahead Fifteen Years 448
52. Was There a Military Conspiracy? 458
53. The Ballad of General Orlov 465
54. The Secret of the Tukhachevsky Affair 470
55. The June Plenum of the Central Committee 483
Notes 501
Name Index 519
Subject Index 537