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The roots of perestroika : the Soviet breakdown in historical context

Author: Sidney I Ploss
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With new information from Russian archives, this work examines the historical roots of Gorbachev's perestroika and the reforms that would eventually lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It details the controversies among Soviet leaders from Lenin to Gorbachev over party role, economic management, resource allocation, ethnic policies, legality, and foreign relations"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney I Ploss
ISBN: 9780786444861 078644486X
OCLC Number: 394927675
Description: vii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A false dawn of freedom --
Lenin and Stalin : terror and fissures --
Stalin : onset of court politics --
Khrushchev : between reformers and diehards --
Brezhnev : restoring stability --
Gorbachev : turning point --
Gorbachev : demolishing the pillars --
Appendix 1: Kremlin political signals --
Appendix 2: Identifications of essential figures.
Responsibility: Sidney Ploss.

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