Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1957.
First Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. Item #15372
Light cock, light wear; Dust Jacket sunned, edgeworn with small tears/chips/creasing, rub, wear. Solid hardcover. ; "Mr Fainsod traces the origins of Bolshevism in the Russian past, recounts the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks, follows the transformations in the character of the regime since the Revolution, and then proceeds to examine the system of incentives, indoctrination, and repression by which the Soviet state of today preserves and extends its full-blown totalitarian rule. He describes the Communist Party and its role in Soviet society, and in a chapter on "Terror as a System of Power" he brings together much material not hitherto available on the activities of the secret police. He deals with developments since Stalin's death and analyzes the background and power positions of the new rulers of the Kremlin." Later printing in dust jacket of the first edition of this classic work of Kremlinology. ; Russian Research Center Studies; Vol. 11; (xiv), 575 pages.