The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union, 1929-1953
The Stalin Year is a penetrating and up-to-date account of one of the most dramatic aspects of twentieth-century history. The collapse of the USSR, the end of the Cold War, and the opening of the Soviet archives have transformed both What is known about the events of the Stalin period and the historian's perspective. This book looks at the entire period and includes chapters on ideology, politics, economic development, social change, nationalities, culture and external relations; the final chapter deals with the unique and much debated Great Terror. The clear interpretation stresses the intimate connection between internal and external policy.
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