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Betrayal of an Ideal
Betrayal of an Ideal
By G. A. Tokaev
Indiana University Press, 1955, 298 pp

The first volume of an autobiography by an Ossetian who defected from the Soviet Union in 1948. While the narrative goes only to 1935 it is of interest in its depiction of resistance and opposition to Stalinism, within the Communist Party, before the great purges.