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The Resource Stalin's apologist : Walter Duranty, the New York Times's man in Moscow, S.J. Taylor

Stalin's apologist : Walter Duranty, the New York Times's man in Moscow, S.J. Taylor

Label
Stalin's apologist : Walter Duranty, the New York Times's man in Moscow
Title
Stalin's apologist
Title remainder
Walter Duranty, the New York Times's man in Moscow
Statement of responsibility
S.J. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stalin's Apologist deftly unfolds the story of this accomplished but sordid and tragic life. Drawing on sources ranging from newspapers to private letters and journals to interviews with such figures as William Shirer and W. Averell Harriman, Taylor's vivid narrative unveils a figure driven by ambition, whose early success reporting on Bolshevik Russia--he was foremost in predicting Stalin's rise to power--established his international reputation, fed his overconfident contempt for his colleagues, and indeed led him to identify with the Soviet dictator. Taylor brilliantly captures the full range of Duranty's astonishing life, from his participation in the Satanic orgies of Aleister ("the Beast") Crowley, to his dramatic front-line reporting during World War I, to his epic womanizing and heavy drug and alcohol abuse. It is the bitter, ironic story of a man who had the rare opportunity to bring to light the suffering of the millions of Stalin's victims, but remained a prisoner of vanity, self-indulgence, and success
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, S. J.
Dewey number
  • 070.4/332/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.D87
LC item number
T39 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duranty, Walter
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Soviet Union
  • Journalismus
Label
Stalin's apologist : Walter Duranty, the New York Times's man in Moscow, S.J. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liars go to hell -- Maggots upon an apple -- For you but not for me -- A sea of blood -- A mad hatter's tea party -- "Luck broke my way" -- A Roman Saturnalia -- The mysterious fatalism of the slav -- Applied Stalinism -- Dizzy with success -- A blanket of silence -- The "famine" is mostly bunk -- The maters of euphemism -- Getting away with it
Control code
20012349
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
404 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195057003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89016108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1342674
Label
Stalin's apologist : Walter Duranty, the New York Times's man in Moscow, S.J. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liars go to hell -- Maggots upon an apple -- For you but not for me -- A sea of blood -- A mad hatter's tea party -- "Luck broke my way" -- A Roman Saturnalia -- The mysterious fatalism of the slav -- Applied Stalinism -- Dizzy with success -- A blanket of silence -- The "famine" is mostly bunk -- The maters of euphemism -- Getting away with it
Control code
20012349
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
404 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195057003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89016108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1342674

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