Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991

ISBN-10: 0415122902
ISBN-13: 9780415122900
Edition: 1999
Authors: Richard Sakwa
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Drawing on a wide range of sources, including eye-witness accounts, official documents, and materials that have only recently come to light,The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionplaces the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Soviet Union from early comments by Marx on the possibility of Russia avoiding capitalism to the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. This source-book features several important documents published in full for the first time, including Lenin's letter of 1922 concerning the church and materials on the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939. Gorbachev's attempts to revive the system is reflected in a number of documents, while materials relating to the coup of 1991 and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States are reproduced almost in their entirety. From a survey of the emergence of Marxism-Leninism to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the last decade, this book is an invaluable reference to anyoneinterested in Soviet history and politics.

Series editor's preface
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Rise of Bolshevism
1917: From Revolution to Revolution
The Birth of the Soviet State, 1917-1921
The Paths Diverge, 1921-1929
Building Socialism, 1929-1939
The Road to Berlin, 1939-1945
The Cold Peace, 1945-1953
Khrushchev and Reform, 1953-1964
Brezhnev and Stagnation, 1964-1985
Crisis and Fall of the Soviet System, 1985-1991
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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