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Endurance and Endeavour By J. N. Westwood

Endurance and Endeavour
by J. N. Westwood

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For this fifth edition of Endurance and Endeavour J. N. Westwood has completely revised the text and bibliography to incorporate recent research and findings from formerly closed archives, and has added a new chapter covering the Yeltsin years.
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Endurance and Endeavour: Russian History 1812-2001 by J. N. Westwood

In Russia, both rulers and ruled long endeavoured to transform their country, each in their own forcible way. Their efforts never quite seemed to bring the results hoped for, and despite reform and revolution some things changed very little. This book sets out to relate Russian tradition and circumstances to the events of history and to encourage readers to seek their own explanation of the country's paradox. For this fifth edition of Endurance and Endeavour J. N. Westwood has completely revised the text and bibliography to incorporate recent research and findings from formerly closed archives, and has added a new chapter covering the Yeltsin years.

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Endurance and Endeavour Reviews


J. N. Westwood certainly has done well in serving nearly two hundred years of Russian history in a very readable form ... In the sense of thematic division the book is well balanced. Westwood's use of language is enjoyable and often brings his opinion to the fore, be it critical, ironic or appreciative. * European Review of History *
This is a work to suggest to someone who is new to Russian and Soviet history. Compared with many highly argumentative and analytically complex works, this book is enjoyable reading, digestible even for readers with little or no knowledge on the subject ... one of the best textbooks available on Russian history. * European Review of History *

Table of Contents


1. Eighteen Twelve and After ; 2. Zeal Overcomes All ; 3. The Tsar Emancipator ; 4. Reformers and Revolutionaries ; 5. Alexander III ; 6. Russia in Asia ; 7. 1905 ; 8. Russia in 1914 ; 9. The Empire's Last War ; 10. 1917 ; 11. The Civil War ; 12. Disputes and Decisions ; 13. Stalinism in Action ; 14. The Great Patriotic War ; 15. Consolidation and Ossification ; 16. The Krushchev Revival ; 17. Decrepitude ; 18. Transformation ; 19. Shocks and Therapies ; Annotated Bibliography ; Maps ; Tables ; Index

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GOR003625187
Endurance and Endeavour: Russian History 1812-2001 by J. N. Westwood
J. N. Westwood
Short Oxford History of the Modern World
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-10-17
656
0199246173
9780199246175
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.