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The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Will Russia ever be peaceful, prosperous, and free? Part of the answer to that question lies in the past. Now revised and updated, this most readable and thought-provoking history of modern Russia begins with a brief review of the past that shaped Russia as it entered the twentieth century. The author then focuses on the pivotal events that led in turn to the demise of the ...more
Paperback, 501 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Routledge (first published February 1st 1996)
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Jael
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Soviet Colossus was just that: colossal. Since it dealt with a subject I don't really care for, it's hard for me to evaluate it fairly. I will say that I thought it dealt with communism and socialism very honestly. It bluntly portrayed the failings of each. It didn't sing the praises of any particular philosophy. It let you make up your own mind. It didn't sing the praises of any particular leader, either. It just presented the facts. So, while slightly dry and boring (make sure you have a s ...more
Cory
May 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Some parts of this book were interesting but it left me in the neutral zone on wheather it was good or not since 50% of the time, you were asking yoursef "Why did I pick this thing up?"
Hd
Oct 04, 2007 rated it liked it
hahaha. shit. have to read this for school.
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