Our Book Is a New Edition of a History of Twentieth-Century Russia; We Changed Title to a History of Modern Russia

ISBN-10: 067401801X
ISBN-13: 9780674018013
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Robert Service
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Description: Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Twentieth-Century Russia through 2002, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past  More...

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List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Twentieth-Century Russia through 2002, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror, and two world wars. He shows how seven decades of communist rule, which penetrated every aspect of Soviet life, continue to influence Russia today. This new edition also discusses continuing economic and social difficulties at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the military campaign in Chechnya, and Russia's reduced role on the world stage."A fine book ... It is a dizzying tale and Service tells it well; he has none of the ideological baggage that has so often bedeviled Western histories of Russia ... A balanced, dispassionate and painstaking account."-Brian Moynahan, Sunday Times"A remarkable work ... it demands to be read."-Adam Zamoyski, Spectator"Always well-informed and balanced in his judgments, clear and concise in his analysis ... Service is extremely good on Soviet politics."-Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph

Robert Service was born on October 29, 1947. He received an MA in modern languages from the University of Cambridge and an MA and a PhD in government from the University of Essex. He is a Russian historian and political commentator. He has written numerous books including Comrades: A World History of Communism; Stalin: A Biography, Lenin: A Biography, and Spies and Commissars. He received the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize for Trotsky: A Biography.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration
Maps
The Russian Empire in 1900
The Soviet Union, 1924-1936
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after 1945
The Commonwealth of Independent States in 1997
The Russian Federation in 1997
Introduction
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 150
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
Coda
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? 1994-2002
Afterword: Past and Prospects
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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