FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Bloody Saturday in the So... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Bloody Saturday in the Soviet Union: Novocherkassk, 1962 Hardcover – 30 Sep 2001

1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
£29.75 £2.09
£40.00 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press (30 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804740933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804740937
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,399,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


"Exciting to read, this excellent book reconstructs a little-known yet very important and dramatic incident in the Soviet Union during the Khruschev era. There is simply no other work like it, not even in Russian. It is a major contribution to the emergin historiography of the period." - Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Chicago "Baron's book provides substantial new insights into events that were shrouded in secrecy until the final days of the Soviet Union... It is the first in-depth, English-language analysis of the events of 'Bloody Saturday.' ... Baron's contributions to understanding the flaws of the Soviet system of government are both novel and significant. Bloody Saturday in the Soviet Union is accessible for college level readers and would be valuable to those interested in empirical history and an understanding of the basis of Soviet labor policy in the post-Stalin era." - History "Baron's analysis of what happened in Novocherkassk and why is extensive, subtle, and penetrating. The book is more than a mere history of the strike and massacre. It also examines the history of the cover-up and the process of the rehabilitation of the event and the victims in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Until more documents are available, this book is likely to remain the most definitive account of the incident and its history." - The Russian Review "Drawing on a wealth of materials and containing numerous period photographs, Bloody Saturday is a classic of recent history. Upper-division undergraduates and above." - Choice "There are books that are labors of love. [This volume] is a labor of conscience... The author carefully and convincingly traces both the political and economic ramifications of the event and their ultimate contributions to the weakening of the Soviet Union. Baron's volume is a valuable case study of Society methods of handling crises and making decisions." - Slavic Review

About the Author

Samuel H. Baron is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Sam Baron doesn't put a foot wrong as he takes us through the little-known story of how Soviet forces crushed an unprecedented workers' strike in southern Russia in the Khrushchev era. Apart from giving a blow-by-blow account of the episode, Baron provides an invaluable service in explaining how, even during and after the age of "glasnost'", the KGB was doing its best to distort and conceal what happened in 1962. The Novocherkassk events were not a mortal wound to the Soviet Union, as Solzhenitsyn once though they might have been, but they were a landmark nonetheless. It's interesting also to read that US diplomats in Moscow found out fairly quickly in 1962 that something had happened - but apparently through a well-connected Western correspondent in the Soviet capital. Excellent book at a good price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again