A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End An examination of political social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of

  • Title: A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End
  • Author: Peter Kenez
  • ISBN: 9780521682961
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917 Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, Who shall govern Russia An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917 Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, Who shall govern Russia This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order He shows how post Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin s methods but also without openly repudiating the past, and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West In this second edition, he also examines the post Soviet period, tracing Russia s development up to the time of publication.

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    1. Yeah, but it wasn't all bad! Here's a guy with the worst ever toupee singing his bizarro Russian heart out on some Soviet tv show - this is a gift to all my friends. Note - he doesn't appear immediately, you have to wait 17 seconds. He's worth the wait. youtube/watch?v=oavMtU

    2. I was looking for a certain USSR ebook and couldn't find it. Instead, this caught my eye, so I downloaded it and started (rather slowly) reading. Since there is an abundance of information on pre-October Russia, the Lenin era, and the Stalinist era, one would assume there to be a wide-ranging abundance on the following eras, the eras of Khrushchev and the "era of stagnation" under Brezhnev. Sadly, it seems like most of the historical perspectives on those two eras are rather muddled and harder t [...]

    3. Um livro extremamente completo sobre toda a história da União Soviética (acho que o título diz tudo, certo? ;) )Gostei da organização do livro, os capítulos estavam bem divididos, estruturados e havia um bom fio condutor - não senti que a informação estivesse dispersa. Gostei também do facto de apresentar várias teorias e visões possíveis em relação à URSS e, em particular, à Guerra Fria; não assumiu automaticamente 1 posição anti-Rússia, aceitando também a parte culpada d [...]

    4. A surprisingly thorough and comprehensive history of the Soviet Union! This was a required reading in a course I took in the Spring of 2009 at Temple University called "Revolutionary Europe: From the French Revolution to the Collapse of the Soviet Union".

    5. روایت خواندنی ایست از تاریخ اتحاد شوروی. لحن مورخ بعضا جانبدارانه است و بعضی دستاوردهای شورویایی ها را کوچک می شمرد ولی تبیین های علّی ارائه شده همه جانبه است و عوامل مختلف دخیل را به فراخور اهمیتشان در نظر می گیرد. جالب ترین اینها شاید نقش ایدئولوژی فراگیر ناروادار و تاثیر آن [...]

    6. This managed to feel like a very surface level history of the USSR, but it also seemed to take for granted that the reader already knew basic dates and facts. Somehow I feel like I didn’t really learn very much.

    7. This is a very detailed, in-depth analysis of the Soviet Union from a political and economic perspective. It is a bit dense at times, and assumes some prior knowledge on the origins of the Bolsheviks to fully comprehend the early sections. After that, however, it is a very descriptive, elucidating, and relatively balanced view on what happened under the various leaders of the USSR, why those things happened, and what the effects were on the common people, the leadership, and the world.Overall, a [...]

    8. I was assigned to read this for a course in grad school, but had to drop the class, so I never began it. I didn't think much of it, b/c, at first glance, it seems like the 10,000 other surveys of Soviet history with similar titles. A few weeks ago I saw it in a used bookstore for $1. I figured for a buck it might be worth reading.Once I actually got into it I was very surprised by the depth of the author's research and analysis. He makes so many insightful points. For it's slim size, it is one o [...]

    9. A good account on the history of the soviet union from its premises in the last Tsartist years until its fall and even beyond, to the first election of Vladimir Putin. Economical, political, social aspects, international relations and even cultural life are evoked. However, it's somehow a pity, that the Afghan War is so briefly approached, though it was one of the main elements (among many others) that lead to the final collapse of the USSR.

    10. As far as genre go's, I'd consider this the perfect mix between popular and academic history. Kenez presents the Soviet Union in a completely accessible way and with a touch of humour which is often missing from even the best historical discourse. A comparatively easy but complete and informative read that I'd recommend to anyone interested in the foundation, collapse and all over affairs of the former Soviet Union.

    11. Very interesting. I was led to this after reading about Nikolai Vavilov. I wanted to know more about Stalin. I read the first half of the book through Stalin and learned a lot. I am sure that the rest of the book is good too but chose not to read it at this time. So many books. So little time!

    12. Kenez gives a thorough rendering of the domestic history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. Though he uses charged language at times, he remains relatively unbiased compared to Malia and co.

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