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A history of twentieth-century Russia

Author: Robert Service
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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The first book to use the mass of materials made available since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, A History of Twentieth-Century Russia is an extraordinarily lucid, masterful account of the most complex and turbulent period in Russia's long history. 7 illustrations. 5 maps. Includes bibliographical references and index. Russia has had an extraordinary history in the twentieth century. As the first Communist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Service, Robert, 1947-
History of twentieth-century Russia.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605432677
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Service
ISBN: 0674403479 9780674403475 0674403487 9780674403482
OCLC Number: 37545569
Description: xxxiii, 653 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: And Russia? 1900-1914 --
The fall of the Romanovs 1914-1917 --
Conflicts and crises 1917 --
The October Revolution 1917-1918 --
New world, old world --
Civil wars 1918-1921 --
The new economic policy 1921-1928 --
Leninism and its discontents --
The first Five Year Plan 1928-1932 --
Fortresses under storm : culture, religion, nation --
Terror upon terror 1934-1938 --
Coping with Big Brothers --
The second world war 1939-1945 --
Suffering and struggle 1941-1945 --
The hammers of peace 1945-1953 --
The despot and his masks --
'De Stalinization 1953-1961 --
Hopes unsettled 1961-1964 --
Stabilization 1964-1970 --
'Developed socialism' 1970-1982 --
Privilege and alienation --
Towards reform 1982-1985 --
Glasnost and Perestroika 1986-1988 --
Imploding imperium 1989 --
Hail and farewell 1990-1991 --
Power and the market 1992-1993 --
And Russia? 1994-1997 --
Afterword : past and prospects.
Other Titles: History of 20th-century Russia
Responsibility: Robert Service.
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