Jonathan Brent

Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953.

Event Venue:

Russian Bookstore No. 21
174 Fifth Ave (between 22nd and 23rd St)

Event Date:

March 2, 2010

Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – 6:30 PM

"A great study of paranoia inside the Cold War Soviet Union" - Good Book Guide

"Complicated, scholarly and fascinating book, the best so far on the doctors' plot" - Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Times

"Thanks to Brent and Naumov, the twists and turns of what was in fact a remarkable 'Stalin Plot' have at last been unearthed in the former Soviet archive. Their detective work has been prodigious... this is a remarkable case study of the dictator at work" - Richard Overy, Literary Review 2003/05/03

"The best book ever on the "Doctor's Plot" and one of the best analyses of the Stalinist soul." - Financial Times magazine 2003/12/20

"In this horrifying story the authors unravel one of the dictator's last bizarre enterprises in which he urged on the discovery of a 'conspiracy' among Jewish doctors to assassinate leading Communist officials" - Contemporary Review 2004/08/01

"Welcome to the world of smoke and mirrors ... a fascinating account of a dreadful world" - Newsquest (Sussex) 2004/02/28

Jonathan Brent is the director of YIVO Institute and founder of the Yale University Press's distinguished Annals of Communism series, the author of Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia.