Endurance and Endeavour: Russian History 1812-2001

Paperback | December 1, 2002

byJ. N. Westwood

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In Russia, both rulers and ruled long endeavoured to transform their country, each in their own forcible way. Their efforts never quite seemed to bring the results hoped for, and despite reform and revolution some things changed very little. This book sets out to relate Russian tradition andcircumstances to the events of history and to encourage readers to seek their own explanation of the country's paradox.For this fifth edition of Endurance and Endeavour J. N. Westwood has completely revised the text and bibliography to incorporate recent research and findings from formerly closed archives, and has added a new chapter covering the Yeltsin years.

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In Russia, both rulers and ruled long endeavoured to transform their country, each in their own forcible way. Their efforts never quite seemed to bring the results hoped for, and despite reform and revolution some things changed very little. This book sets out to relate Russian tradition andcircumstances to the events of history and to...

J. N. Westwood is an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.31 inPublished:December 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199246173

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Table of Contents

1. Eighteen Twelve and After2. Zeal Overcomes All3. The Tsar Emancipator4. Reformers and Revolutionaries5. Alexander III6. Russia in Asia7. 19058. Russia in 19149. The Empire's Last War10. 191711. The Civil War12. Disputes and Decisions13. Stalinism in Action14. The Great Patriotic War15. Consolidation and Ossification16. The Krushchev Revival17. Decrepitude18. Transformation19. Shocks and TherapiesAnnotated BibliographyMapsTablesIndex

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`a riveting narrative history of Russia from 1812 onwards and I unhesitatingly recommend it as a work worth studying by any teacher preparing for the Revised Higher Russia Great Power topic. Here is a writer who shoots from the hip and the book is full of expressions that show the author'sbold judgement on the person or event...I thought this was a terrific book...get a copy for the school library and read it yourself so that you can give your students some edited highlights...you'll never run short of them and you can guarantee that you'll be telling them something perceptive, drylyhumorous or off-beat that will probably leave a lasting memory.'Resources Review (05/01/1996)