Last of the Empires: A History of the Soviet Union, 1945-1991

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Last of the Empires
A History of the Soviet Union 1945-1991

John L. H. Keep

Oxford New York

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of contents

  • Last of the Empires i
  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Dark Ages 7
  • 1 - Stalin's Last Years 9
  • Part II - Hope Frustrated 39
  • 2 - The Succession Struggle 41
  • 3 - Civilizing Soviet Government 64
  • 4 - Reorienting the Economy 84
  • 5 - Priority for the Village 103
  • 6 - The Rebirth of Conscience 120
  • 7 - The National Mosaic 141
  • Part III - Civil Society, Resurgent 163
  • 8 - For Faith and Freedom 165
  • 9 - The Lubianka and the Kremlin 183
  • 10 - The Party in Disarray 203
  • 11 - An Economy in Trouble 222
  • 13 - Social Breakdown, Cultural Renovation 263
  • 14 - The Russian National Movement 284
  • 15 - The Restless Empire 307
  • Part IV - The Empire Cracks Up 329
  • 16 - Revolution from Above 331
  • 17 - Revolution from Below 363
  • 18 - Nemesis 384
  • Afterword 412
  • Notes 420
  • Bibliography 437
  • Glossary 458
  • Index 461
  • MORE OXFORD PAPERBACKS 479
  • HISTORY IN OXFORD PAPERBACKS TUDOR ENGLAND 480
  • OPUS 481
  • PHILOSOPHY IN OXFORD PAPERBACKS THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS 482
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