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The Resource The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino

The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino

Label
The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945
Title
The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945
Statement of responsibility
Anthony D'Agostino
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a fresh analysis of the Russian Revolution from a global perspective. It stresses the historical role of Soviet Communism in the modernization of the country, the defeat of Nazism, and the rise of American power and world leadership. Despite the demise of Communism and the recognized horrors of the Stalin regime, many Russians are no longer embarrassed by the memory of the Stalin years. Instead, they find him representative of Russian greatness and an inspiration in their attempt to overcome what Putin has called "the greatest geopolitical disaster in history", the partition of the Soviet Union. For students and scholars of the Russian Revolution, there are pivotal questions that merit careful, comprehensive consideration: why did the Tsarist regime unravel in revolution? Why did the Bolsheviks come to power rather than some other party? How did Stalin, rather than a more popular and respected leader, win the mantle of Lenin and gain leadership of the ruling party? How should Stalin's regime be judged by subsequent generations of Russians, and in the context of world history? In this volume, the author discusses all these questions. His suggestions for further reading range over decades of writing on Soviet subjects and cite classics, revisionist works, curiosities, and studies done during and since the Gorbachev years. The book explores topics including the modernization of the Tsarist Russian state, World War I, the revolutionary project of Soviet Communism, the nationalist transformation of Soviet Communism under international pressures, the "Big Drive" to modernize Russia by force, and the external threat of fascism
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.084/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DK266.3
LC item number
.D34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land and people -- The intelligentsia and the West -- Russia the modernizing old regime -- The empire goes to war -- 1917 -- The civil war and war communism, 1918-1921 -- From Lenin to Stalin, 1921-1928 -- National Bolshevism in world affairs -- Collectivization of agriculture and five-year plan, 1929-1933 -- The Great Purge and the path to war -- The fate of the revolution -- The Hitler-Stalin pact, 1939-1941 -- World War II: Russia versus Germany -- A debate: was Stalin necessary?
Control code
ocm606787426
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 171 pages
Isbn
9780313386220
Lccn
2010037074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606787426
  • (Sirsi) a1110640
Label
The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land and people -- The intelligentsia and the West -- Russia the modernizing old regime -- The empire goes to war -- 1917 -- The civil war and war communism, 1918-1921 -- From Lenin to Stalin, 1921-1928 -- National Bolshevism in world affairs -- Collectivization of agriculture and five-year plan, 1929-1933 -- The Great Purge and the path to war -- The fate of the revolution -- The Hitler-Stalin pact, 1939-1941 -- World War II: Russia versus Germany -- A debate: was Stalin necessary?
Control code
ocm606787426
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 171 pages
Isbn
9780313386220
Lccn
2010037074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606787426
  • (Sirsi) a1110640

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