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The First Socialist Society

A History of the Soviet Union from Within, Second Enlarged Edition

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$42.00 • £36.95 • €38.95

ISBN 9780674304437

Publication Date: 03/15/1993

Academic Trade

575 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 halftones on 4 unfolioed pages, 4 maps, 1 line illustration, 8 tables

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

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  • Prefaces to the Enlarged Editions
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The October Revolution
  • 3. War Communism
  • 4. The Making of the Soviet Union
  • 5. The New Economic Policy and its Political Dilemmas
  • 6. Revolution from Above
  • 7. Stalin’s Terror
  • 8. Stalinist Society
  • 9. Religion and Nationality under the Soviet State
  • 10. The Great Fatherland War
  • 11. The Last Years of Stalin
  • 12. Khrushchev and de-Stalinization
  • 13. Soviet Society under ’Developed Socialism’
  • 14. Religion, Nationality and Dissent
  • 15. The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union
  • Chronology
  • Statistical Tables
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Maps
    • The Soviet Union
    • The Soviet Union in the Second World War
    • The Soviet Union in Eastern Europe

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