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The Soviet Colossus: History And Aftermath
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher M E Sharpe Inc
Publication date April 30, 2006
Pages 501
Binding Paperback
Edition 6
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765614551
ISBN-10 0765614553
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $47.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Will Russia ever be peaceful, prosperous, and free? Part of the answer to that question lies in the past. Now revised and updated, this most readable and thought-provoking history of modern Russia begins with a brief review of the past that shaped Russia as it entered the twentieth century. The author then focuses on the pivotal events that led in turn to the demise of the tsarist regime, the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship, the era of Stalinist totalitarianism, the reforms and counter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev, and the dramatic changes that swept the country during the Gorbachev years, culminating in the collapse of the Soviet experiment that Lenin and the Bolsheviks so confidently began in 1917. The last part of the book chronicles the triumphs and difficulties that Russia has experienced since the Soviet collapse in 1991, and the attempt to create a Russian-style capitalist democracy under the very different presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. Michael Kort's treatment is deeply informed by new revelations and ongoing debates about the nature of the Soviet regime and its successor, and students respond positively to the author's lively style and moral engagement. This new edition of "The Soviet Colossus" is the most readable, accessible, and judicious short history of modern Russia - an ideal choice for courses on Russian history or politics.

Editions
Hardcover
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7 edition from M E Sharpe Inc (March 1, 2010)
9780765623867 | details & prices | 502 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $38.95
6 edition from M E Sharpe Inc (March 30, 2006)
9780765614544 | details & prices | 501 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $122.95
About: Will Russia ever be peaceful, prosperous, and free?
5 sub edition from M E Sharpe Inc (March 1, 2001)
9780765603968 | details & prices | 465 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $106.95
4th edition from M E Sharpe Inc (June 1, 1996)
9781563246623 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $86.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780765603975 Book cover for 9780765614551 Book cover for 9780765623874 Book cover for 9781563246630
 
7 edition from M E Sharpe Inc (March 1, 2010)
9780765623874 | details & prices | 502 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $47.95
The price comparison is for this edition
6 edition from M E Sharpe Inc (April 30, 2006)
9780765614551 | details & prices | 501 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $47.95
About: Will Russia ever be peaceful, prosperous, and free?
5th edition from M E Sharpe Inc (March 1, 2001)
9780765603975 | details & prices | 465 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $47.95
About: A history of modern Russia.
5th edition from M E Sharpe Inc (March 1, 2001)
9789990038101 | details & prices | List price $0.02
4 sub edition from M E Sharpe Inc (December 1, 1995)
9781563246630 | details & prices | 391 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $47.95
About: This history of 20th-century Russia has been expanded to tell the story of the Soviet aftermath.

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