This well-established textbook provides a survey of the Soviet Union from its birth to its death. Including chapters on the New Economic Policy and World War II, the book focuses on the political, social, economic and religious developments to give a complete account of the Soviet years.
A second edition of this famous survey has been eagerly awaited. When the first edition appeared Brezhnev was still in power, Gorbachev did not make it to the index, and the USSR was a superpower. Today the Soviet experiment is over and the USSR no longer exists. How? Why? Martin McCauley has reworked and greatly expanded his book to answer these questions, and to provide a complete account of the Soviet years. Essential reading to an appreciation of recent history -- and to a better understanding of whatever happens next.
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'An expert in probing mafia-type relationships in present-day Russia, Martin McCauley here offers a vigorously written scrutiny of Soviet politics and society since the days of Lenin and Stalin.'
John Keep, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto.
About Martin McCauley
Martin McCauley is former Senior Lecturer in Politics at the School of Slavonicand East European Studies, University College, University of London. His previous publications include Stalin and Stalinism (2003), Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia: Russia, the Baltic States and the CIS Since 1991 (2001) and Gorbachev (2000).
Table of Contents
Glossary. Introduction. 1. Revolution. 2. The New Economic Policy. 3. The Thirties. 4. The Great Fatherland War. 5. The Last Years of Stalin. 6. The Khrushchev Era. 7. The Brezhnev Era. Selected Bibliography. Index.
The Soviet Union 1917-1991 by Martin McCauley
Longman History of Russia
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