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Magnetic Mountain Stalinism as a Civilization

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ISBN-10: 0520208234

ISBN-13: 9780520208230

Edition: 1997

Authors: Stephen Kotkin

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This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin's decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a "country of metal." With unique access to previously untapped archives and interviews, Kotkin forges a vivid and compelling account of the impact of industrialization on a single urban community. Kotkin argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. The utopia it proffered, socialism, would be a new civilization based on the repudiation of…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/27/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 666
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English