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Cars for comrades : the life of the Soviet automobile

Author: Lewis H Siegelbaum
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011.
Series: Online access with JISC subscription agreement: ACLS Humanities E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The automobile and Soviet communism made an odd couple. The quintessential symbol of American economic might and consumerism never achieved iconic status as an engine of Communist progress, in part because it posed an awkward challenge to some basic assumptions of Soviet ideology and practice. In this rich and often witty book, Lewis H. Siegelbaum recounts the life of the Soviet automobile and in the process gives  Read more...
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Siegelbaum, Lewis H.
Cars for comrades.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007037036
(OCoLC)171151930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis H Siegelbaum
ISBN: 0801477212 9780801477218
OCLC Number: 924270124
Notes: "First printing, Cornell Paperbacks, 2011"--Title page verso.
Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (American As.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction1 AMO-ZIS-ZIL-AMO-ZIL: Detroit in Moscow2 GAZ, Nizhni Novgorod-Gor'kii-Nizhni Novgorod3 VAZ, Togliatti4 Roads5 One of the Most "Deficit" of Commodities6 Cars, Cars, and More CarsConclusionNotesIndex
Series Title: Online access with JISC subscription agreement: ACLS Humanities E-Books.
Other Titles: Life of the Soviet automobile
Responsibility: Lewis H. Siegelbaum.

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