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Magnetic mountain : Stalinism as a civilization

Author: Stephen Kotkin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997, ©1995.
Series: ACLS Fellows' publications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin's decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a "country of metal." With unique access to previously untapped archives and interviews, Kotkin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kotkin, Stephen.
Magnetic mountain.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997, ©1995
(DLC) 94011839
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Kotkin
ISBN: 0520073541 9780520073548 0520208234 9780520208230
OCLC Number: 317460547
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 639 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Illustrations and Tables Acknowledgments USSR Organizational Structure, 1930s Note on Translation Introduction: Understanding the Russian Revolution I. BUILDING SOCIALISM: THE GRAND STRATEGIES OF THE STATE 1. On the March for Metal 2. Peopling a Shock Construction Site 3* The Idiocy of Urban Life II. LIVING SOCIALISM: THE LITTLE TACTICS OF THE HABITAT 4* Living Space and the Stranger's Gaze 5* Speaking Bolshevik 6. Bread and a Circus 7* Dizzy with Success Afterword: Stalinism as a Civilization Note on Sources Notes Select Bibliography Photograph Credits Index
Series Title: ACLS Fellows' publications.
Responsibility: Stephen Kotkin.

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An account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. It argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. It depicts a whole range of life: from  Read more...

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