The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991 by Richard SakwaThe Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991 by Richard Sakwa

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991

byRichard SakwaEditorRichard Sakwa

Paperback | September 8, 1999

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Through sources and documents,The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionby Richard Sakwa places the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. The author introduces each source in this volume fully and provides commentary and analysis.
Using eye-witness accounts, official documents and new materials which have just come to light, Richard Sakwa gives an historical overview of the Soviet Union from the revolution of 1906 to the fall of the regime.
Title:The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:September 8, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415122902

ISBN - 13:9780415122900

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From Marx’s early comments on Russia avoiding capitalism to the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union provides comprehensive coverage of the Soviet era through photos and documents. Richard Sakwa includes papers published in full for the first time, including Lenin’s letter from 1922 concerning the church and literature about the 1939 Nazi-Soviet Pact.

Editorial Reviews

""When dealing with so vast a subject as the history of the Soviet Union, it is a formidable challenge indeed and Sakwa accomplishes it brilliantly.... Sakwa displays an impressive mastery of the documentary evidence of several generations of Russia's history, and his selections are informed by a dispassionate and judicious outlook on its triumphs and failures..""
-Donald Senese, "Canadian Journal of History