Описание: As Soviet ambassador to London from 1932-1943, Ivan Maisky witnessed Britain's drift to war at close quarters. Acutely observed and intensely readable, his recently discovered diaries reflect the diplomat's remarkable access to the leading political and intellectual figures of the time, and their fateful decisions.
Автор: Thurston Название: Life & Terror in Stalin`s Russia 1934-41 ISBN: 0300074425 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300074420 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2304 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Terror, in the sense of mass, unjust arrests, characterized the USSR during the late 1930s. But, argues Robert Thurston in this controversial book, Stalin did
not intend to terrorize the country and did not need to rule by fear. Memoirs and interviews with Soviet people indicate that many more believed in Stalin's quest to eliminate internal
enemies than were frightened by it.
Автор: Baberowski Jorg Название: Scorched Earth: Stalin`s Reign of Terror ISBN: 0300136986 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300136982 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2743 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: German scholar J rg Baberowski is one of the world's leading experts on the Stalin era, but his work has seldom been translated into English. This book, an unremitting indictment of the mad violence with which Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, depicts Stalinism as a cruel and deliberate attack on Russian society, driven by "totalitarian ambitions" and the goal of modernizing and rationalizing a backward people. Baberowski takes a twofold approach, emphasizing Stalin's personal role and responsibility as well as the continuity he sees in Communist aims and ideology since 1917. Unlike recent apologist accounts that focus on the challenges of modernization or on the operational complexities of managing the Soviet state, this hard-hitting analysis unequivocally locates the origins of the terror in the culture of violence and the techniques of power. Detailed, well-documented, and including many new details on the workings of the Stalinist state, this powerful work encompasses the dictator's brutal reign from his achievement of total power in 1929 to his death in 1953.
Автор: Davies Название: Stalin-Kaganovich Correspondence ISBN: 0300093675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300093674 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 5706 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From 1931 to 1936, Stalin vacationed at his Black Sea residence fo
r two to three months each year. While away from Moscow, he relied on correspondence with his subordinates to receive information, watch over the work of the Politburo and the
government, give orders, and express his opinions. This volume publishes translations of 180 handwritten letters and coded telegrams exchanged during this period between Stalin and
his most highly trusted deputy, Lazar Kaganovich.
The collection of letters - all previously classified top secret - provides an account of the mainsprings of Soviet policy while
Stalin was consolidating his position as personal dictator. The correspondence records his positions on major internal and foreign affairs decisions and reveals his opinions about fellow
members of the Politburo and other senior figures. Written during the years of agricultural collectivization, forced industrialization, famine, repression, and Soviet rearmament in the face
of threats from Germany and Japan, these letters should be a useful historical resource for all students of the Stalin regime and Soviet history.
Engineering Communism is the fascinating story of Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant, dedicated Communists and members of the Rosenberg spy ring, who stole information from the United States during World War II that proved crucial to building the first advanced weapons systems in the USSR. On the brink of arrest, they escaped with KGB's help and eluded American intelligence for decades.
Drawing on extensive interviews with Barr and new archival evidence, Steve Usdin explains why Barr and Sarant became spies, how they obtained military secrets, and how FBI blunders led to their escape. He chronicles their pioneering role in the Soviet computer industry, including their success in convincing Nikita Khrushchev to build a secret Silicon Valley.
The book is rich with details of Barr's and Sarant's intriguing andexciting personal lives, their families, as well as their integration into Russian society. Engineering Communism follows the two spies through Sarant's death and Barr's unbelievable return to the United States.
Описание: Covers the famed Russian rocket launchers of World War II.
Автор: Rubenstein Название: Stalin`s Secret Pogrom ISBN: 0300104529 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300104523 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3401 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 1952, 15 Soviet Jews, including five prominent Yiddish writers and poets, were secretly tried and convicted; multiple executions soon followed in the basement of Moscow`s Lubyanka prison. This book sets the trial in historical and political context and offers a vivid account of Stalin`s anti-Semitic campaign. 40 illustrations.
Автор: Dallin Название: Dimitrov & Stalin 1934-1943 ISBN: 0300080212 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300080216 Издательство: Yale University Press Цена: 3292 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Frolova-Walker Marina Название: Stalin`s Music Prize ISBN: 0300208847 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300208849 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3292 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Musicologist Pauline Fairclough explores the evolving role of music in shaping the cultural identity of the Soviet Union in a revelatory work that counters certain hitherto accepted views of an unbending, unchanging state policy of repression, censorship, and dissonance that existed in all areas of Soviet artistic endeavor. Newly opened archives from the Leninist and Stalinist eras have shed new light on Soviet concert life, demonstrating how the music of the past was used to help mold and deliver cultural policy, how undesirable repertoire was weeded out during the 1920s, and how Russian and non-Russian composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Bach, and Rachmaninov were canonized during different, distinct periods in Stalinist culture. Fairclough's fascinating study of the ever-shifting Soviet musical-political landscape identifies 1937 as the start of a cultural Cold War, rather than occurring post-World War Two, as often maintained, while documenting the efforts of musicians and bureaucrats during this period to keep musical channels open between Russia and the West.
Название: My dear mr. stalin ISBN: 0300125925 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300125924 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2633 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Tells the stories of patients with a variety of neurological disorders, some familiar (epilepsy, chronic fatigue, stroke, memory loss) and others relatively mysterious (narcolepsy, chronic deja vu, compulsive fidgeting, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). This book reveals the various levels of the brain, from the atom to the mind. Contains the correspondence between Franklin D Roosevelt and Joseph V Stalin. This collection of more than three hundred hot-war messages, helps in understanding the relationship that developed between these two great world leaders during a time of supreme world crisis.
Описание: Examining the cultural products and production methods of the Stalin cult, the author reconstructs a hidden history linking artists, party patrons, state functionaries, and ultimately Stalin himself in the alchemical project that transformed a pock-marked Georgian into the embodiment of global communism.
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