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Brezhnev reconsidered

Author: Edwin Bacon; Mark Sandle
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Series: Studies in Russian and East European history and society (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leonid Brezhnev was the leader of the Soviet Union for almost two decades when it was at the height of its powers. It provides insight into the life and times of one of the twentieth century's most neglected political leaders at a crucial time in the history of both the Soviet Union and the Cold War. The topics covered include: Brezhnev's leadership style; superpower relations; the nationalities question; the  Read more...
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Named Person: Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev; L I Brezhnev; Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev; Leonid I Brežnev; Leonid Ilʹich Brejhnev; Leonid Ilitch Brejnev; Leonid I Brežnev
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Bacon; Mark Sandle
ISBN: 033379463X 9780333794630
OCLC Number: 49894618
Description: viii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Reconsidering Brezhnev / Edwin Bacon --
Brezhnev as leader / Ian D. Thatcher --
Economic growth and slowdown / Mark Harrison --
The national question in the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev : policy and response / Ben Fowkes --
Brezhnev and superpower relations / Mike Bowker --
'Out of area' operations : the Third World / Mark Webber --
A triumph of ideological hairdressing? Intellectual life in the Brezhnev era reconsidered / Mark Sandle --
Brezhnev and developed socialism : the ideology of Zastoi? / Mark Sandle. The roots of Perestroika / John Gooding --
Brezhnev reconsidered / Edwin Bacon with Mark Sandle.
Series Title: Studies in Russian and East European history and society (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Edwin Bacon and Mark Sandle.
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"Leonid Brezhnev was the leader of the Soviet Union for almost two decades when it was at the height of its powers. It provides insight into the life and times of one of the twentieth century's most neglected political leaders at a crucial time in the history of both the Soviet Union and the Cold War. The topics covered include: Brezhnev's leadership style; superpower relations; the nationalities question; the economic performance of the USSR; intellectual life; and the origins of perestroika. By incorporating much of the new material available in Russian, and revisiting the existing literature in the West, the book challenges the received wisdom about the Brezhnev years as a time of stagnation and decay."--Jacket.

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