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Stalin and the Soviet Union

1st Edition

By Stephen J. Lee


144 pages

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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.


'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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Questions and Analysis in History

Questions and Analysis in History contain the key elements essential to the study of history, whilst also offering a guide to best practice in essay writing and history skills. Each chapter of every book is organized around the key questions which historians debate, and hence, examiners look for. In addition, these short texts include a systematic examination of a variety of primary sources through questions and worked answers.
Through presenting analysis of source material as answers to questions, these books offer:
* a model of essay writing which reflects the skills required of students
* guidance with exam revision by focusing on type of questions set
* insight into the approach expected by examiners
* a starting point to launch students into their own investigations
* aid in acquiring sound techniques
* preparation for essays and document based questions
* promotion of discussion in class.
The series is regarded as the set of books that will push the student to an A grade. The books are both stretching and stimulating, and students have founf them invaluable during their revision for the final exams.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General