An History Of Soviet Russia Socialism In One Country 1924 1926 [NOOK Book]

An History Of Soviet Russia Socialism In One Country 1924 1926

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - Digitized from 1958 volume)

More About This Book

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940026604593
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1958 volume
  • File size: 2 MB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 18, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Brilliant account of building socialism

    In this extraordinary book, Carr shows how, "The development both of agriculture and of industry stimulated by NEP followed capitalist rather than socialist lines. In agriculture it meant the encouragement of the kulak. In industry, it favoured the growth of light industries working with limited capital for the consumer market and earning quick profits rather than of the heavy industries which were, by common consent, the basis of a future socialist order, but required an initial volume of long-term capital investment; for this contingency the principles and practices of NEP made no provision. Hence the struggle in agricultural policy against the predominance of the kulak, which began in 1924 and remained acute throughout 1925, was matched at the same period by a similar struggle in industrial policy centring on the requirements of heavy industry. The history of industrial progress between 1923 and 1926 falls into three stages. In the first stage, approximately corresponding to the economic year 1923-1924, the 'spontaneous' forces of recovery stimulated by NEP were still in the ascendant, and light industries continued to advance more rapidly than heavy industry. In the second stage, running from the autumn of 1924 to the end of 1925, a confused battle was fought with varying fortunes between conflicting policies and interests. In the third stage, which began with the fourteenth party congress in December 1925, the expansion of heavy industry became the predominant aim of economic policy."

    The Soviet Union chose the path of expanding industry, producing the means of production, to develop an independent and self-sufficient national economy on a socialist foundation. It rejected the option of expanding agricultural production for exports, to pay for imports of machinery and capital goods.

    It financed industry from the national budget - direct subsidies to restore fixed capital, and advances of working capital, to buy raw materials - the approach that favoured heavy industry. It rejected the option of financing industry through credit from banks, on the basis of tangible security and potential profits, the approach that favoured light industry.

    As Carr sums up, "In pursuance of the decision of the fourteenth congress, the expansion of industry, beginning with the production of the means of production, and leading to the development of an independent and self-sufficient national economy on a socialist foundation, was henceforth the central focus of economic policy; and this carried with it a recognition of the supremacy of planning over the forces of a 'free' market and an 'international' currency." "Industrialization was the economic corollary of socialism in one country."

    Carr writes of Stalin, "He carried out, in face of every obstacle and opposition, the industrialization of his country through intensive planning, and thus not only paid tribute to the validity of Marxist theory, but ranged the Soviet Union as an equal partner among the Great Powers of the western world. In virtue of this achievement he takes his undisputed place both as one of the executors of the Marxist testament and one of the great westernizers in Russian history."

    "defending the policy of 'socialism in one country' against an awkward quotation from Engels, he [Stalin] exclaimed that, if Engels were alive to see the present situation, he would only say: 'Devil take the old formulae! Long live the victorious revolution of the USSR!'"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)