The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath

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M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 501 pages
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Will Russia ever be peaceful, prosperous, and free? Part of the answerto that question lies in the past. Now revised and updated, this mostreadable and thought-provoking history of modern Russia begins with abrief review of the past that shaped Russia as it entered the twentiethcentury. The author then focuses on the pivotal events that led in turn tothe demise of the tsarist regime, the establishment of the Bolshevikdictatorship, the era of Stalinist totalitarianism, the reforms andcounter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev, and the dramaticchanges that swept the country during the Gorbachev years, culminating in the collapse of the Soviet experiment that Lenin and theBolsheviks so confidently began in 1917

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Michael Kort is professor of social science at Boston University's College of General Studies. He received his B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Russian history from New York University. He is the author of several books on the history of the Soviet Union and the Cold War, including "The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath" (sixth edition, 2006) and "The Columbia Guide to the Cold War" (1998).

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