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Mastering twentieth century Russian history

Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: Palgrave master series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a detailed introduction to the Russian revolutions and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of events, includes maps and photographs to illustrate points, and ends with a recommended reading list.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lowe
ISBN: 0333963075 9780333963074 0333693434 9780333693438
OCLC Number: 48767460
Description: xxxiii, 496 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Russia in the twentieth century --
2. Russia before the First World War --
3. The First World War and the collapse of Tsarism, 1914-17 --
4. The failure of the Provisional Government and the Bolshevik seizure of power, February- October, 1917 --
5. Lenin and the Bolsheviks in power, 1917-24 --
6. Stalin in control: Russia transformed --
7. The great patriotic war and Stalin's last years, 1941-53 --
8. The Khrushchev era and de-Stalinization, 1953-64 --
9. The Brezhnev years: the USSR stagnates, 1964-85 --
10. Gorbachev and the end of the Soviet Union, 1985-91 --
11. Russia under Yeltzin, 1991-99.
Series Title: Palgrave master series.
Other Titles: Mastering 20th century Russian history
Responsibility: Norman Lowe.
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Including research since Gorbachev's "glasnost", this title surveys the different interpretations of Russian history. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of events and a list of the main points  Read more...

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