Stalin's Russia 1924-53

Stalin's Russia 1924-53

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By (author) Michael Lynch

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 242mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340965894
  • ISBN 13: 9780340965894
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 98,257

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) Stalin's Russia 1924-53 This is a new edition of the bestselling title 'Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1918-56' which now focuses on the period from 1924-53. It provides both a narrative and an analysis of the impact of Stalin's leadership on the USSR. It examines Stalin's rise to power following Lenin's death in 1924, the nature of his rule, the economic changes he brought about and his foreign policies. Finally, a concluding chapter focuses on what life was like in Stalinist Russia.

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Author information

Michael Lynch is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. His research interests are in modern European and Chinese history and he has authored and edited several titles in the Access to History series.

Table of contents

Dedication Chapter 1 - Lenin's Russia, 1917-24 The Nation that Stalin Inherited 1- Lenin in Power, 1917-24 2- The Shaping of Soviet Society under Lenin 3- Lenin's Legacy Chapter 2 - Stalin's Rise to Power 1- Lenin and Stalin 2- The Power Struggle after Lenin's Death 3- The Defeat of Trotsky and the Left 4- The Defeat of the Right Study Guide Chapter 3 - Stalin and the Soviet Economy 1- Stalin's Economic Aims 2- Collectivisation 3- Industrialisation 4- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 4 - Stalin's Terror State 1- The Early Purges 2- The Post-Kirov Purges, 1934-36 3- The Great Purge, 1936-9 4- The Later Purges, 1941-53 5- The Purges as a Study in Stalin's Use of Power 6- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 5 - The Great Patriotic War, 1941-45 1- The Road to War 2- The Soviet Union at War, 1941-45 Study Guide Chapter 6 - Life in Stalin's Russia 1- Soviet Culture 2- The Cult of Personality 3- Education 4- Health 5- Religion 6- Women and the Family 7- Stalin and Stalinism Study Guide Glossary Index