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Soviet Union

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  • The Superpowersby Paul Dukes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    The Superpowers traces the development of the USA and Russia (later USSR) from 1898 through to 2000, placing the Cold War, from inception to ending, into the wider social, economic and political context. This is the first history of the two major participants and their relationship throughout the twentieth century. The Superpowers: explores the... more...

  • Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Sarah Ashwin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    One of the few English language studies to focus on the male experiences, this book addresses the important questions raised by the rise and fall of the Soviet experiment in transforming gender relations. Issues covered include; * the paternal role * women as breadwinners * men's loss of status at work * changing gender roles in the press * the... more...

  • The Stalin Eraby Philip Boobbyer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    This book provides a wide-ranging history of every aspect of Stalin's dictatorship over the peoples of the Soviet Union. Drawing upon a huge array of primary and secondary sources, The Stalin Era is a first-hand account of Stalinist thought, policy and and their effects. It places the man and his ideology into context both within pre-Revolutionary... more...

  • Economic Thought in Communist and Post-Communist Europeby Hans-Jurgen Wagener

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    It is now almost a decade since central and east Europe saw the demise of the Soviet-style economic planning which accompanied more ot less authoritarian political rule by communist parties. The economic thought, based on Marxist philosophy, which formed theoretical underpinning of centrally planned socialist economies, was peculiar to the region,... more...

  • Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1940by Gunnar Åselius

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book, based on extensive work in Russian archives, investigates how strategy, organisational rivalry and cultural factors came to shape naval developments in the Soviet Union, up to the invasion of 1941. Focussing on the Baltic Fleet, the author shows how the perceived balance of power in northern Europe came to have a major influence on Soviet... more...

  • Red Army, 1918-1941by Earl F Ziemke

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Supported in large part by evidence released after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this book follows the career of the Red Army from its birth in 1918 as the designated vanguard of world revolution to its affiliation in 1941 with 'the citadel of capitalism', the United States. Effectiveness of leadership and military doctrine are particular concerns... more...

  • Leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union Since 1613by John Paxton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This reference work surveys the leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union- from Michael, the first Romanov tsar in 1613, through the creation and dissolution of the Soviet Union, to the present day President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Chronologically arranged, these biographies paint a thorough yet succinct portrait of 30 leaders including... more...

  • Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalinby Neil Edmunds

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the place of music in Soviet society during the eras of Lenin and Stalin. It examines the different strategies adopted by composers and musicians in their attempts to carve out careers in a rapidly evolving society, discusses the role of music in Soviet society and people's lives, and shows how political ideology proved an inspiration... more...

  • Japanese-Soviet Neutrality Pactby Boris Slavinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    The neutrality pact between Japan and the Soviet Union, signed in April 1941, lapsed only nine months before its expiry date of April 1946 when the Soviet Union attacked Japan. Japan's neutrality had enabled Stalin to move Far Eastern forces to the German front where they contributed significantly to Soviet victories from Moscow to Berlin. Slavinsky... more...

  • Stalin and Stalinismby Alan Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    The second edition of a best-selling pamphlet,  Stalin and Stalinism  has been fully updated to take in new debates and controversies which have emerged since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Considering the ways in which Stalin's legacy still affects attitudes in and towards post-Soviet Russia, Stalin and Stalinism examines Stalin's ambiguous... more...