The Soviet Experiment

The Soviet Experiment : Russia, the USSR and the Successor States

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The turbulent tale of 20th-century Russia now has a beginning, a middle and an end. Though the Soviet Union may be gone, its effects remain - in the new Russia and the successor states that emerged from the failed Soviet Experiment. This book is an attempt to deal fairly and compassionately with a complex history that has divided friend from foe, East from West, Left from Right - not with the vain hope of reconciling irreconcileable differences, but with the expectation that an analytic and interpretive narrative will add to our understanding if not complete agreement. This book covers the history of the Soviet Union from the waning days of Tsarist Russia to the present day. This book is intended for students and scholars of Russian and USSR history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 559 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 25 halftones, 4 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195081048
  • 9780195081046

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: The Imperial Legacy. 2: The Double Revolution. 3: Socialism and Civil War. 4: Nationalism and Revolution. 5: Evolution of A Dictatorship. 6: Socialism in One Country. 7: NEP Society. 8: Culture Wars. 9: The Stalin Revolution. 10: Stalin's Industrial Revolution. 11: Building Stalinism. 12: Culture and Society in the Socialist Motherland. 13: Collective Security and the Soviet State. 14: The Great Fatherland War. 15: The Big Chill: The Cold War Begins. 16: Late Stalinism at Home and Abroad. 17: From Autocracy to Oligarchy. 18: Khruschev and the Politics of Reform. 19: The Pardoxes of Breznev's Long Reign. 20: Interregnum and the Road to Revolution. 21: The End of the Soviet Union. 22: The Second Russian Republic and the "Near Abroad"
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About Ronald Grigor Suny

About the Author: Ronald Grigor Suny is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He was previously Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan.
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