To the extent that this undertaking is true to its purpose, it captures the authentic voices of some extraordinary people. To that end they stand as co-authors of this book. Although they are quoted by name in the text, they deserve special acknowledgment here: Alexander Vologodsky, Darya Khubova, Alexander Krushelnitsky, Nikita Okhotin, Nikita Petrov, and Arseny Roginsky. Semyon Gluzman, who prevailed over the terror to become an informed healer, helped me to see things with a special vision. From my undergraduate classes at Barnard College, Columbia University, through graduate school and beyond, Jonathan Sanders has provided inspired teaching, guidance, and friendship from Manhattan to Moscow. Marc Jansen's critical challenges helped me greatly in completing my task; Robert van Voren gave me initial encouragement; my editor, Anne Kiefer, provided confidence and enthusiasm; Julie Cullen smoothly guided the book through production. Robert Knijff, my husband, documented my research in the Soviet Union with his camera and an acute observer's eye, and my family gave what families give best--unconditional support. Finally--and with no sense of finality--this book recognizes the numberless victims of terror, anytime, anywhere. We will never know all their names, but this historical chronicle recounts their story.