Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understandingof Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth A poor cobbler s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a revolutionary and finds a leadership role within a small group of


The Revolution Betrayed

The Revolution BetrayedOne of Marxism s most important texts, The Revolution Betrayed explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin s death Written in 1936 and published the following year, this brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism from the Marxist standpoint prophesied the collapse of the Soviet



The Great Terror: A Reassessment

The Great Terror: A ReassessmentThe definitive work on Stalin s purges, Robert Conquest s The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968 Harrison Salisbury called it brilliantnot only an odyssey of madness, tragedy, and sadism, but a work of scholarship and literary craftsmanship And in recent


A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924It is history on an epic yet human scale Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People s Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most





Red Plenty: Inside the Fifties' Soviet Dream

Red Plenty: Inside the Fifties' Soviet DreamOnce upon a time in the Soviet Union Strange as it may seem, the grey, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairytale It was built on the twentieth century magic called the planned economy , which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that lands of capitalism could never match And


The Soviet Century

The Soviet CenturyThe USSR may no longer exist, but its history remains highly relevant perhaps today so than ever Yet it is a history which for a long time proved impossible to write, not simply due to the lack of accessible documentation, but also because it lay at the heart of an ideological confrontation



Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization

Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a CivilizationThis study is the first of its kind a street level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin s decision to transform the predominantly


The Russian Revolution 1917-1932

The Russian Revolution 1917-1932This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social


Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and StalinAmericans call the Second World War The Good War But before it even began, America s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens and kept killing them during and after the war Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other


Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understandingof Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth A poor cobbler s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a revolutionary and finds a leadership role within a small group of


The Russian Anarchists

The Russian AnarchistsIn the turmoil of the Russian insurrection of 1905 and civil war of 1917, the anarchists attempted to carry out their program of direct action workers control of production, the creation of free rural and urban communes, and partisan warfare against the enemies of a free society Avrich consulted