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Khrushchev: The Years in Power (Norton Library)

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Publisher Comments:

From the position he held prior to Stalin's death, he seemed to be an unlikely leader. However, Khrushchev quickly gained control and popularity attaining the leadership status. Much of the support Khrushchev gained was due the agricultural success he initiated under Stalin and his condemnation of Stalin's brutal leadership after Stalin's death.<P>While Khrushchev achieved positive things for the Soviet Union, the economic, specifically agricultural failures he experienced as leader haunt his reputation. This book focuses on Khrushchev's those agricultural decisions with little mention being made of his foreign policy. His American visit is briefly mentioned, while the relationship between the Soviet Union and China is discussed at a slightly greater length.

Synopsis:

A unique view of the Khrushchev period as seen by two prominent Soviet dissidents.

Synopsis:

This portrait by two noted Soviet authors and dissidents of Nikita Khrushchev's years in power reveals the former leader of the Soviet Union as a decisive, even impetuous, innovator, a side of him little known before in the West. Khrushchev emerges as a man impatient to destroy Stalinism, to remedy defects in the Soviet system, and to solve the problems of Soviet agriculture. As no other book before it, Khrushchev brings into focus the many sides of the shrewd and complex Soviet leader and the interrelation between Soviet politics and agricultural policy that brought about his removal from power.

About the Author

Zhores Medvedev is now a senior research scientist for the National Institute for Medical Research in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393008791
With:
Medvedev, Zhores A.
Foreword:
Cohen, Stephen F.
With:
Medvedev, Zhores A.
Author:
Medvedev, Roy Aleksandrovich
Author:
Medvedev, Zhores
Author:
Medvedev, Zhores A.
Author:
Medvedev, Roy A.
Author:
Cohen, Stephen F.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Khrushchev, nikita sergeevich, 1894-1971
Subject:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Soviet Union Politics and government.
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Library Paperback
Series Volume:
N879
Publication Date:
19780131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.38x4.86x.51 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A unique view of the Khrushchev period as seen by two prominent Soviet dissidents.
"Synopsis" by , This portrait by two noted Soviet authors and dissidents of Nikita Khrushchev's years in power reveals the former leader of the Soviet Union as a decisive, even impetuous, innovator, a side of him little known before in the West. Khrushchev emerges as a man impatient to destroy Stalinism, to remedy defects in the Soviet system, and to solve the problems of Soviet agriculture. As no other book before it, Khrushchev brings into focus the many sides of the shrewd and complex Soviet leader and the interrelation between Soviet politics and agricultural policy that brought about his removal from power.
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