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The Soviet Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the USSR
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher M E Sharpe Inc
Publication date November 1, 1992
Binding Hardcover
Edition 3 sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780873326759
ISBN-10 087332675X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $158.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The Soviet Colossus" is an introduction to 20th-century Soviet history within the context of Russian history as a whole. Kort begins by showing how and why the Tsars developed powerful centralised institutions that undermined the political, civil and economic freedoms of the Russian people. He then goes on to explain how the Bolsheviks' attempt to build socialism in a backward country produced the strong centralised bureaucracy that was characteristic of the Soviet Union. The post-Stalin years of half-way reforms are surveyed for new insights. In the concluding chapters Kort discusses Gorbachev's place in the continuum of Russian and Soviet history, and his role in unleashing the force that finally toppled the Soviet colossus.

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Hardcover
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3 sub edition from M E Sharpe Inc (November 1, 1992)
9780873326759 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $158.00
About: "The Soviet Colossus" is an introduction to 20th-century Soviet history within the context of Russian history as a whole.
Paperback
3 edition from M E Sharpe Inc (October 1, 1992)
9780873326766 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $47.95

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