The Soviet Colossus / Edition 7

The Soviet Colossus / Edition 7

by Michael Kort
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765623862

ISBN-13: 9780765623867

Pub. Date: 04/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In The Soviet Colossus, Michael Kort revisits the turning points in Russia's modern history - from the fall of the old regime to the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship and Stalinist totalitarianism; from the reforms and counter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev to the tumultuous years of change under Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. This new edition

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In The Soviet Colossus, Michael Kort revisits the turning points in Russia's modern history - from the fall of the old regime to the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship and Stalinist totalitarianism; from the reforms and counter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev to the tumultuous years of change under Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. This new edition brings the story up through the first decade of the twenty-first century and the unchallenged leadership of Vladimir Putin. Which strands of Russia's past are being woven into the fabric of the present and which are being allowed to fade, for good or for ill?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765623867
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Pt. IThe Fundamentals of Russian History
1Prologue3
2The Autocratic State8
3The Nineteenth-Century Crisis19
4The People26
5The Intelligentsia: Strangers in a Strange Land32
Pt. IIThe End of the Old Order
6Capitalism Comes to Russia47
7The Revolutionaries Regroup54
8The Final Years and Last Stand71
Pt. IIILenin's Russia
91917: Russia's Two Revolutions87
10Into the Fire: The Civil War108
11New Policies and New Problems135
Pt. IVSteeling the Revolution
12Bolshevism Without Lenin165
13The Revolution From Above188
14Trial by Fire: The Great Patriotic War226
15Stalin's September Songs241
Pt. VThe Socialist Superpower
16Khrushchev: Reforming the Revolution261
17The Brezhnev Era: The Graying of the Revolution289
Pt. VIFailed Communism and Flawed Capitalism
18Gorbachev: From Restructuring to Deconstruction333
19The Russian Devolution385
Chronology421
Selected Readings433
Index439
About the Author466

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