The Black Book of Communism
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|The Black Book of Communism|
Book cover of The Black Book of Communism
Stéphane Courtois (ed.)|
|Original title||Le Livre noir du communisme|
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Publication date||6 November 1997|
|8 October 1999|
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book authored by several European academics and edited by Stéphane Courtois, which documents a history of repressions, both political and civilian, by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, and artificial famines. The book was originally published in 1997 in France under the title Le Livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur, répression by Éditions Robert Laffont. In the United States it is published by Harvard University Press. The German edition, published by Piper Verlag, includes a chapter authored by Joachim Gauck, who later went on to be President of Germany.
- Werth, Nicolas (October 1999), Courtois, Stéphane, ed., The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, Harvard University Press, pp. 92–97; 116–21, ISBN 978-0-674-07608-2, http://books.google.com/books?id=H1jsgYCoRioC&source=gbs_navlinks_s , hardcover, 858 pp.
- Anne Applebaum, foreword, Paul Hollander, introduction and editor, From the Gulag to the Killing Fields: Personal Accounts of Political Violence And Repression in Communist Studies, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (April 17, 2006), hardcover, 760 pp., ISBN 1-932236-78-3.
- Yang Jisheng, Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2012), hardcover, 656 pages, ISBN 0374277931, ISBN 978-0374277932
- *Stéphane Courtois is a director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).
- Nicolas Werth is a researcher at the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent (IHTP) in Paris.
- Jean-Louis Panné is a specialist on the international Communist movement.
- Andrzej Paczkowski is the deputy director of the Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the archival commission for the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs.
- Karel Bartošek (1930–2004) was a historian from the Czech Republic, and a researcher at IHTP.
- Jean-Louis Margolin is a lecturer at the Université de Provence and a researcher as the Research Institute on Southeast Asia.
- Sylvain Boulougue is a research associate at GEODE, Université Paris X.
- Pascal Fontaine is a journalist with a special knowledge of Latin America.
- Rémi Kauffer is a specialist in the history of intelligence, terrorism, and clandestine operations.
- Pierre Rigoulet is a researcher at the Institut d'Histoire Sociale.
- Yves Santamaria is a historian.
- Ronit Lenṭin, Mike Dennis, Eva Kolinsky (2003). Representing the Shoah for the Twenty-first Century. Berghahn Books. p. 217. ISBN 1-57181-802-2.
- "The Black Book" by Ralph Reiland, December 1999
- "The Ultimate Book on Communism" by Jeffrey Tucker, January 2009
- "Intellectual Roots of Terror" by James Ostrowski, September 2011
- Extracts by the publisher from many different reviews
- Reviews on Amazon.com
- Review – Journal of American History
- Template:Fr icon Philippe Bourrinet, "Du bon usage des livres noirs"
- Noam Chomsky, "Counting the Bodies", Spectre No. 9
- Template:Fr icon Laurent Joffrin, "Sauver Lénine?", Libération, December 17, 1997
- Template:Fr icon Gilles Perrault, "Communisme, les falsifications d'un «livre noir»", Le Monde diplomatique
- Ronald Radosh, "The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression", review on Firstthings.com, February 2000