Black Book - Netflix

Black Book is about a Chicago detective with amnesia from a near-fatal gunshot who learns he is a murder suspect, but realizes things may not be what they seem when he finds a mysterious black book that contains the secrets of the city.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Black Book - The Black Book of Communism - Netflix

The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a 1997 book by Stéphane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Andrzej Paczkowski and several other European academics documenting a history of political repressions by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, killing population in labor camps and artificially created famines. The book was originally published in France as Le Livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur, répression by Éditions Robert Laffont. In the United States, it was published by Harvard University Press,:217 with a foreword by Martin Malia. The German edition, published by Piper Verlag, includes a chapter written by Joachim Gauck. The introduction was written by Courtois. Historian François Furet was originally slated to write the introduction, but was prevented from doing so by his death.:51 The book's title was chosen to echo the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee's Black Book, a documentary record of Nazi atrocities by Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman.:xiii

Black Book - "Introduction: The Crimes of Communism" - Netflix

In the first chapter of the book entitled “Introduction: The Crimes of Communism”, Stéphane Courtois states that “Communist regimes turned mass crime into a full-blown system of government” and they are responsible for a greater number of deaths than Nazism or any other political system.:2

Black Book - References - Netflix