1st Edition

Stalin and the Soviet Union

By Stephen J. Lee Copyright 1999
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    Stalin and the Soviet Union offers new interpretations of recently uncovered archives examining the Soviet leader's domestic and foreign policy. It covers core topics such as:

    * Stalin's rise to power
    * the economy
    * society
    * culture
    * the Cold War
    * the Second World War
    * terror.

    For all students of Russia, Stalin and European history, this will prove essential reading, and a clear background and guide to exam success.

    Series Preface, Acknowledgements, 1. Stalin’s rise and rule, 2. Stalinist politics and terror, 3. Stalin’s economic policies, 4. Society and culture, 5. Stalin’s foreign policy, 1929–41, 6. The Soviet Union at war, 1941–5, 7. Stalin’s post-war regime, 1945–53, 8. An overall summary, Notes, Bibliography, Index


    Stephen J. Lee is Head of History at Bromsgrove School. His many publications include Aspects of European History (in two volumes), Peter the Great and The European Dictatorships, 1918-1945

    'Lee, whose lively essays on European history have for decades been staple diet for sixth-formers and undergraduates, brings the same qualities to bear on the Stalin era ... [He] has a rare gift for exposition and covers a vast amount of ground with extraordinary economy.' - Journal of Contemporary History