Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Early Years 2. In the Movement 3. In Power 4. The Agriculture Secretary 5. Party Purges 6. Jewish Emigration 7. "The Empress's Brother" 8. The Purge Epilogue Appendix: Biographical Notes Notes Bibliography Index
Robert Levy completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998.
"This is not a psychodrama. Rather, this is a sociopolitical tragedy, extremely valuable, deeply researched, and fascinating. There is very little that is as important as this book about any of the top communist leaders other than the most famous ones such as Lenin, Stalin, and Mao....The subject is so important, the book so well done and so revealing, and the human interest so compelling, Levy's book will become one of the essential works on the history of communism in Eastern Europe." - Daniel Chirot, author of Modern Tyrants "This outstanding, thought-provoking political biography of one of the most prominent figures of European communism offers an original and balanced approach to Pauker's contradictory role in the history of both Romanian and international communism.... Engagingly written and very convincingly structured, this is not a dry historical account but a vivid reconstruction of a turbulent political life." - Vladimir Tismaneanu, author of Fantasies of Salvation"