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The Soviet Union under Brezhnev

Author: William J Tompson
Publisher: Harlow [England] : Pearson/Longman, 2003.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
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"The Soviet Union under Brezhnev provides an accessible post-Soviet perspective on the history of the USSR from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. It challenges both the 'evil empire' image of the USSR that was widespread in the early 1980s and the 'stagnation' label attached to the period by Soviet reformers under Gorbachev." "The book makes use of a range of memoirs, interviews, archival documents and other sources  Read more...
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Tompson, William J.
Soviet Union under Brezhnev.
Harlow [England] : Pearson/Longman, 2003
(OCoLC)606933150
Named Person: Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev; Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Tompson
ISBN: 0582327199 9780582327191
OCLC Number: 51031654
Description: xviii, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Introduction --
1. The Soviet Union at the End of the Khrushchev Era --
Pt. 2. Analysis --
2. Leadership Politics --
3. Policy-Making in the Brezhnev Era --
4. Foreign Policy from Cuba to Helsinki --
5. From Helsinki to the Second Cold War --
6. Economic Policy Under Brezhnev and Kosygin --
7. Economic Performance --
8. Socio-Economic and Demographic Change --
9. Culture and Ideas --
Pt. 3. Assessment --
10. Brezhnev's Legacy to Gorbachev --
Pt. 4. Documents.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: William Tompson.

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Instigator of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and author of the Brezhnev Doctrine, which governed Soviet relations with the rest of Eastern Europe, Brezhnev was the last of the Cold War warriors.  Read more...

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