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Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

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This book forms the second volume of Tucker's biography of Stalin, the first volume of which was "Stalin as Revolutionary". The author shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive "revolution from above", a decade-long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant families into state-run collectives and transformed the Communist Party into a servile instrument. In 1939, he concluded the pact with Hitler that enabled him to grasp at Eastern Europe while Hitler made war in the West. Tucker brings a fresh analysis to these events and to the Terror of the 1930s, revealing the motives and methods of what he calls the greatest murder mystery of this century.

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"To my mind, the most significant single scholarly contribution made to date, anywhere, to the history of Soviet power."--George F. Kennan

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Robert C. Tucker is professor of politics emeritus at Princeton University and past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

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ISBN:
9780393308693
Author:
Tucker, Robert C
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Tucker, Robert C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Stalin, joseph, 1879-1953
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Series Volume:
The Revolution from
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.4 in 1.26 lb

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