104 books — 6 voters
The Soviet Union (Советский Союз, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Союз Советских Социалистических Республик) abbreviated to USSR (СССР) was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The Soviet Union was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital.
Russia: Middle Grade Reads
A Russian reading list for the next two years
186 books — 52 voters
Books about life as a citizen of the Soviet Union
10 books — 6 voters
The Red Scares and McCarthyism (nonfiction)
170 books — 2 voters
“ Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy. ”
“ Over the years I have had much occasion to ponder this word, the intelligentsia. We are all very fond of including ourselves in it—but you see not all of us belong. In the Soviet Union this word has acquired a completely distorted meaning. They began to classify among the intelligentsia all those who don't work (and are afraid to) with their hands. All the Party, government, military, and trade union bureaucrats have been included. All bookkeepers and accountants—the mechanical slaves of Debit. ...more ”
A group for discussing, reviewing, sharing and generally blabbing about the upcoming book, Army …more
[close] A group for discussing, reviewing, sharing and generally blabbing about the upcoming book, Army of Worn Soles.
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The year is 1960 and Pan-Am airways has introduced a new way to travel. Welcome aboard the world…more
[close] The year is 1960 and Pan-Am airways has introduced a new way to travel. Welcome aboard the worlds first luxury air-liner. To celebrate the maiden voyage of our new air-craft we are offering the chance for 1000 passengers to get the chance to fly around the world first class. To book a ticket telephone us or enter our competition for the chance to win one of 5 sets of four tickets for you and your family or even your friends. This trip is sure to be one of glitz, glamour and danger.
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[close] A book detailing the mass slaughter of 14 million innocent Europeans of various nationalities as a result of Stalin's and Hitler's tyrannical takeover of eastern Europe; it is so dense in information that it happens to be the ideal book for an essay.
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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