The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union, 1929-1953

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Manchester University Press, 1998 - Soviet Union - 162 pages
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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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Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History in the Department of History, University of Glasgow. His previous publications include The Russian Civil War (1983/2008), The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and its Members, 1917 1991 (with Stephen White, 2000), The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union, 1929 1953 (2003) and Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941 1945 (2005).

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