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A history of twentieth-century Russia, Robert Service

Label
A history of twentieth-century Russia
Title
A history of twentieth-century Russia
Statement of responsibility
Robert Service
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book to use the mass of materials made available since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, A History of Twentieth-Century Russia is an extraordinarily lucid, masterful account of the most complex and turbulent period in Russia's long history. 7 illustrations. 5 maps. Includes bibliographical references and index. Russia has had an extraordinary history in the twentieth century. As the first Communist society, the USSR was both an admired model and an object of fear and hatred to the rest of the world. How are we to make sense of this history? A History of Twentieth-Century Russia treats the years from 1917 to 1991 as a single period and analyzes the peculiar mixture of political, economic, and social ingredients that made up the Soviet formula. Under a succession of leaders from Lenin to Gorbachev, various methods were used to conserve and strengthen this compound. At times the emphasis was upon shaking up the ingredients, at others upon stabilization. All this occurred against a background of dictatorship, civil war, forcible industrialization, terror, world war, and the postwar arms race. Communist ideas and practices never fully pervaded the society of the USSR. Yet an impact was made and, as this book expertly documents, Russia since 1991 has encountered difficulties in completely eradicating the legacy of Communism. A History of Twentieth-Century Russia is the first work to use the mass of material that has become available in the documentary collections, memoirs, and archives over the past decade. It is an extraordinarily lucid, masterful account of the most complex and turbulent period in Russia's long history
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Service, Robert
Dewey number
947.086
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK266
LC item number
.S495 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
A history of twentieth-century Russia, Robert Service
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-[613]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And Russia? 1900-1914 -- The fall of the Romanovs 1914-1917 -- Conflicts and crises 1917 -- The October Revolution 1917-1918 -- New world, old world -- Civil wars 1918-1921 -- The new economic policy 1921-1928 -- Leninism and its discontents -- The first Five Year Plan 1928-1932 -- Fortresses under storm : culture, religion, nation -- Terror upon terror 1934-1938 -- Coping with Big Brothers -- The second world war 1939-1945 -- Suffering and struggle 1941-1945 -- The hammers of peace 1945-1953 -- The despot and his masks -- 'De Stalinization 1953-1961 -- Hopes unsettled 1961-1964 -- Stabilization 1964-1970 -- 'Developed socialism' 1970-1982 -- Privilege and alienation -- Towards reform 1982-1985 -- Glasnost and Perestroika 1986-1988 -- Imploding imperium 1989 -- Hail and farewell 1990-1991 -- Power and the market 1992-1993 -- And Russia? 1994-1997 -- Afterword : past and prospects
Control code
37545569
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 653 pages
Isbn
9780674403475
Lccn
97037440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A history of twentieth-century Russia, Robert Service
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-[613]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And Russia? 1900-1914 -- The fall of the Romanovs 1914-1917 -- Conflicts and crises 1917 -- The October Revolution 1917-1918 -- New world, old world -- Civil wars 1918-1921 -- The new economic policy 1921-1928 -- Leninism and its discontents -- The first Five Year Plan 1928-1932 -- Fortresses under storm : culture, religion, nation -- Terror upon terror 1934-1938 -- Coping with Big Brothers -- The second world war 1939-1945 -- Suffering and struggle 1941-1945 -- The hammers of peace 1945-1953 -- The despot and his masks -- 'De Stalinization 1953-1961 -- Hopes unsettled 1961-1964 -- Stabilization 1964-1970 -- 'Developed socialism' 1970-1982 -- Privilege and alienation -- Towards reform 1982-1985 -- Glasnost and Perestroika 1986-1988 -- Imploding imperium 1989 -- Hail and farewell 1990-1991 -- Power and the market 1992-1993 -- And Russia? 1994-1997 -- Afterword : past and prospects
Control code
37545569
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 653 pages
Isbn
9780674403475
Lccn
97037440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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