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Comrades! : a history of world communism

Author: Robert Service
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering vivid portraits of the protagonists and decisive events in communist history, Service looks not only at the high politics of communist regimes but also at the social conditions that led millions to support communism in so many countries."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Service, Robert, 1947-
Comrades!
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)654479122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Service
ISBN: 9780674025301 067402530X 9780674046993 0674046994
OCLC Number: 77333983
Description: xviii, 571 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Origins to 1917. Communism before Marxism ; Marx and Engels ; Communism in Europe ; Russian Variations ; The October Revolution ; The first Communist state --
Pt 2. Experiment: 1917-1929. European revolutions ; Communism and its discontents ; The Communist International ; Probing America ; Making sense of Communism ; The USSR in torment ; The Soviet model --
pt. 3. Development: 1929-1947. World strategy ; Stalinist ideology ; Inside the parties ; Friends and foes ; Communism in the World War ; Forcing the peace --
pt. 4. Reproduction: 1947-1957. The Cold War and the Soviet Bloc ; The Yugoslav road ; Western Europe ; Warring propaganda ; The Chinese Revolution ; Organising Communism ; Against and for reform --
pt. 5. Mutation: 1957-1979. Détente and expansion ; China convulsed ; Revolutionary Cuba ; Communist order ; Rethinking Communism ; Europe East and West ; Reduced expectations ; Last of the Communist Revolutions --
pt. 6. Endings: From 1980. Roads from Communism ; Anti-Communism in Eastern Europe ; China's capitalist Communism ; Perestroika ; The comrades depart ; Accounting for Communism.
Other Titles: History of world communism
Responsibility: Robert Service.
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Service offers a history of communism, drawing the uncomfortable conclusion that the poverty and injustice that enabled its rise are still dangerously alive. Unsettling and compelling, this is a  Read more...

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[A] welcome comprehensive volume arrating the history of world communism.--G. A. McBeath"Choice" (11/01/2007)

 
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