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The Resource History's greatest heist : the looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks, Sean McMeekin

History's greatest heist : the looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks, Sean McMeekin

Label
History's greatest heist : the looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks
Title
History's greatest heist
Title remainder
the looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks
Statement of responsibility
Sean McMeekin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Historians have never resolved a central mystery of the Russian Revolution: How did the Bolsheviks, despite facing a world of enemies and leaving nothing but economic ruin in their path, manage to stay in power through five long years of civil war? In this book, Sean McMeekin draws on previously undiscovered materials from the Soviet Ministry of Finance and other European and American archives to expose some of the darkest secrets of Russia's early days of communism. Building on one archival revelation after another, the author reveals how the Bolsheviks financed their aggression through astonishingly extensive thievery. Their looting included everything from the cash savings of private citizens to gold, silver, diamonds, jewelry, icons, antiques, and artwork." "By tracking illicit Soviet financial transactions across Europe, McMeekin shows how Lenin's regime accomplished history's greatest heist between 1917 and 1922 and turned centuries of accumulated wealth into the sinews of class war. McMeekin also names names, introducing for the first time the compliant bankers, lawyers, and middlemen who, for a price, helped the Bolsheviks launder their loot, impoverish Russia, and impose their brutal will on millions."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMeekin, Sean
Dewey number
336.47/09041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HJ1208
LC item number
.M36 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finance, Public
  • Pillage
  • Soviet Union
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Finance, Public
  • Pillage
  • Politics and government
  • Soviet Union
Label
History's greatest heist : the looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks, Sean McMeekin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the patrimony of imperial Russia -- Introduction to Bolshevik gold : the nature of a forgotten problem -- The heist -- The banks -- The people -- The Gokhran -- The church -- Cashing in -- Brest-Litovsk and the diplomatic bag -- Blockade -- Stockholm -- London -- Rapallo -- Epilogue : from Stockholm to Sotheby's
Control code
391192750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 302 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300152791
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112c7s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)391192750
Label
History's greatest heist : the looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks, Sean McMeekin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the patrimony of imperial Russia -- Introduction to Bolshevik gold : the nature of a forgotten problem -- The heist -- The banks -- The people -- The Gokhran -- The church -- Cashing in -- Brest-Litovsk and the diplomatic bag -- Blockade -- Stockholm -- London -- Rapallo -- Epilogue : from Stockholm to Sotheby's
Control code
391192750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 302 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300152791
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112c7s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)391192750

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