The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System: An Interpretation

The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System: An Interpretation

by Christopher Read


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333731536
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 07/06/2001
Series: European History in Perspective
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER READ is Reader in History at Warwick University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- PART 1: THE MAKING OF THE SYSTEM.- Bolshevik Dreams.- The Soviet System Under Lenin.- The NEP Years: Economic Retreat, Cultural Assault.- Towards the Stalin System: The 'Great Turn' 1928-32.- Stalinism Triumphant.- From World War to Cold War.- PART 2: BREAKING THE SYSTEM.- Succeeding Stalin.- Destalinisation Halted.- Soviet Society since the Late Fifties.- Dissolution.- A New Time of Troubles.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.

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...a stimulating and perceptive account of the rise and decline of the Soviet system.' - Ronald J. Hill, Department of Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin, SEER

'This is one of the most balanced treatments of the Soviet period that I have read.' - Professor Paul Dukes, University of Aberdeen

'An excellent, well researched book, written in a most accessible manner.' - Ronald Kowalski, University College Worcester

'...a fresh and individual account.' - Edwin Bacon, International History Review

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