Links to two FREE ON-LINE books

1) 'Hell on Earth: Brutality and Violence Under the Stalinist Regime.'

click to see it

2) 'Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts, Feelings, Reality.'

click to see it

Here how I promote these resources among colleagues and friends:

Some have said that my books are 'imperialist propaganda' and 'cold war relics.' How can it be? I was not commissioned to write them. The books are dedicated to my parents, and to all other victims of Stalinism. Writing was a moral obligation for me.

The first book was written for Americans who know very little about Soviet history. In addition to easy-to-read descriptions of Soviet proletarian dictatorship, the book discusses communist morality (Section 3.7), and the results of a survey of American students' knowledge about Stalin (Section 4.5). Chapter 7 illustrates how Stalinism has been discussed by professors at one American university.

The second book is an autobiography illustrating my evolution from one extreme to another--from a devoted Stalinist to an active anti-communist. This testimony is based on a diary I kept between 1946 and 2004 (in the USSR, Poland, France and the USA).

I am 80 and I want to share what I know and think about Stalinism. Please share the links above with a potential reviewer, and with others who might also be interested, especially young people, and their teachers. Comments and suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you in advance, Ludwik Kowalski (Ph.D.)
Professor Emeritus
Montclair State University (N.J. USA)