ISBN-10:
1405874368
ISBN-13:
2901405874365
Pub. Date:
09/09/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Stalin and Stalinism: Revised 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Stalin and Stalinism: Revised 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Martin Mccauley
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    ISBN-13: 2901405874365
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 09/09/2008
    Series: Seminar Studies Series
    Edition description: REV
    Pages: 200
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Martin McCauley is former Senior lecturer in Politics at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. An extremely accomplished author, his previous titles include:The Khruschev Era, Russia, America and the Cold War and two trade history books for Longman History: Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia and Afghanistan and Central Asia.

    Table of Contents


    Foreword to the Third Edition     x
    Acknowledgements     xi
    Chronology     xii
    Who's Who     xxiii
    Glossary     xxix
    Map and Charts     xxxvi
    The Context     1
    Introduction: The Problem     3
    The Bolsheviks come to power     5
    Approaches to the study of Stalinism     8
    The Russian Revolution and the Soviet State, 1917-29     13
    The October Revolution     16
    State capitalism and war communism     20
    NEP     25
    Analysis     37
    The Thirties     39
    Politics and the economy     39
    Culture     46
    The purges     48
    Foreign policy     54
    Stalinism triumphant     57
    The Great Fatherland War, 1941-45     64
    The attack     64
    German war goals     65
    The progress of the war     65
    The economy     71
    Culture     71
    The party     72
    The nationalities     72
    The grand alliance     73
    High Stalinism, 1945-53     76
    Internal policy     76
    Economic policy     82
    Foreign policy     84
    Assessment     89
    Stalin: Personality and Power     91
    The Judgement     100
    Documents     105
    The party     106
    The right deviation     107
    Dizzy with success     108
    Harsh realities     109
    The breakneck speed of industrialisation     110
    Famine and the nouveaux riches     111
    Fulfilment of the principal goals of the Stalinist five-year plans, 1928-50     113
    Mandelstam's poem about Stalin (November 1933)     114
    9
    Interrogation techniques     115
    Aunt Lesia     117
    Bukharin     119
    Operational order no. 00447: 30 July 1937     121
    Molotov     123
    Stepan Podlubny's diary     124
    Stalin the miracle-worker     125
    The Stalin cult blossoms     127
    16
    A call to arms     128
    Real burden of defence outlays, 1940-44     129
    Military losses in the Great Patriotic War     130
    17
    GDP per head of the USSR in international comparison, 1913-40     130
    Real GDP by sector of origin, 1937-44      131
    18
    Prikaz (decree) of the USSR people's commissariat of internal affairs issued in 1941     132
    The USSR NKVD section for combatting banditry     134
    The cost of hostilities: a balance sheet     135
    Stalin the omniscient     136
    Stalin on Red Army discipline     137
    Stalin in 1948     138
    Soviet attitudes towards Yugoslav culture     139
    The importance of the cow     140
    A Jewish success story     140
    Youth, culture and health     141
    The reality of Soviet planning     143
    What is Stalinism?     144
    Further Reading     147
    References     152
    Index     155

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