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Mastering Twentieth-Century Russian History

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 528
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Macmillan Master Series

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Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History presents a vivid and informative account of the events which befell the Russian people during the course of the twentieth century.

· explores the major developments of the last...

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Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History presents a vivid and informative account of the events which befell the Russian people during the course of the twentieth century.· explores the major developments of the last century, from the revolution of 1905, to the First and Second World Wars, to the Cold War and the rise and fall of the USSR· examines key figures and their actions - from Nicholas II, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Yeltsin to Putin· deals with events right up to 2000, enabling the Soviet experiment to be placed in context a decade after its collapse· incorporates the latest research from British, American and Russian historians, examining key controversies and debates· includes primary source material, maps, photographs, posters and a full chronology of eventsThis text is the ideal companion for anyone seeking a clear yet detailed introduction to the fascinating events of twentieth century Russian history.

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Deals with events right up to 000, enabling the Soviet experiment to be placed in context a decade after its collapse
Examines not only the historiography of the period, but also the key controversies and debates among historians
Incorporates the latest research by British, American and Russian historians
Includes primary source material, maps, photographs and posters to illustrate points

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Chronology
Introduction
Russia Before the First World War
The First World War and the Collapse of Tsarism, 1914-17
The Failure of the Provisional Government and the Bolshevik Seizure of Power, February-October 1917
Lenin and the Bolsheviks in Power, 1917-1924
Stalin in Control: Russia Transformed
The Great Patriotic War and the End of Stalin
The Khurshchev Era and De-Stalinisation,1953-64
The USSR Stagnates, 1964-85
Gorbachev and the End of Communist Rule, 1985-91
Russia Under Yeltzin
Further Reading
Index.

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NORMAN LOWE has taught history at all levels in schools and colleges, and was head of history at Nelson and Colne Tertiary College in Lancashire. He is the author of two best-selling volumes in the Master Series - Mastering Modern World History and Mastering Modern British History and is now a freelance writer and lecturer.

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NORMAN LOWE has taught history at all levels in schools and colleges, and was head of history at Nelson and Colne Tertiary College in Lancashire. He is the author of two best-selling volumes in the Master Series - Mastering Modern World History and Mastering Modern British History and is now a freelance writer and lecturer.

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