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Soviet Union

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  • Socialism in Russiaby Dr John Gooding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00

    This book asks three fundamental questions about the socialist experiment in twentieth-century Russia: How did Marxist ideas come to be implemented in Russia, a country entirely unsuited to them? Why did the experiment lead to such suffering and upheaval and prove so fruitless? And why did the attempt to return to a proper Marxism/Leninism bring about... more...

  • Soviet Labour Ideology and the Collapse of the Stateby Dr Bobo Lo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 99.00

    This book examines the transformation of Soviet labour ideology during the last decade of the USSR, and its critical relationship to the collapse of the Soviet state. The author focuses on regime attempts to revive Soviet economic performance on the basis of increased labour productivity, and shows how their failure had unforeseen and catastrophic... more...

  • The Russian Revolutionby S.A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 7.99

    This introduction to the Russian Revolution provides a narrative of the main developments between 1917 and 1936. It rejects the liberal interpretation in favour of seeing the process as a the result of a backward society which sought modernization and ended in political tyranny. more...

  • Stalinism and Afterby Alec Nove

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Based on personal experience of life in the Soviet Union Nove explains the phenomenon of Stalinism and its aftermath. In highly readable style, Professor Nove traces the origins of Stalinism, analyzes its nature and achievements, examines the process of destalinization which followed Stalin's death, and explores the evolution of the Soviet system under... more...

  • The Value of Human Life in Soviet Warfareby Amnon Sella

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00

    This is a key question for all Western military strategists. If the Soviets are indeed willing to tolerate high human sacrifice in warfare this obviously puts them at a military advantage. The perceived wisdom, hitherto, is that the Soviets are indeed willing to tolerate high casualties in battle - this, initial, view is reinforced by myths about... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionby Richard Sakwa

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    Through sources and documents, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union by Richard Sakwa places the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. The author introduces each source in this volume fully and provides commentary and analysis. Using eye-witness accounts, official documents and new materials which have just come to light, Richard... more...

  • A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the Endby Peter Kenez

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2006, is an examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. more...

  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian Historyby Stephen G. Wheatcroft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    This collection presents radically new views on key aspects of Russian/Soviet history: the non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood; tsarist penal systems; the pre-evolutionary technological level; the famine of 1931-3; patronage practices in Stalin's Russia; the incidence and mechanism of Stalinist repression; the dissident roots of glasnost; Russian... more...

  • Russian Identitiesby Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 82.99

    Investigates the question of Russian identity, spanning a territory, centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. This book places emphases on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization. more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get... more...