Lenin and Stalin stand as two giants in the history of Russia. In this Studymate Rob Johnson (Oxford University) takes the reader through the key events that shaped the major Communist State and explains how ideologues propagated an exclusive and determinist worldview. The result was World War and decades of oppression. Only now as the Soviet Union slips into history can this perspective be truly appreciated. This Studymate will explain the key ideas and events that shaped Communism in Russia, the myths that were created by the communists to conceal the truth and how historians have responded. This is a fascinating analysis of this period.
This book covers:
- Russia under the Tsars.
- The Crucible of Russia’s problems.
- The October ‘Revolution’.
- The Great Terror.
- Marxism, Leninism and the early Bolshevik party.
- The February ‘Revolution’.
- The Rise of Stalin.
- The Cold War.
The author is Dr Robert Johnson Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford
Dr Rob Johnson is an expert historian with an international reputation. He is the Director of the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre. He is also Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College, and finally Associate of the Department of Politics and International Relations, at Oxford.
However, as well as this, Dr Johnson shares his expertise with Norway as Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Defence University Staff College and with Rennes where he is Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies at Rennes School of Business. Robert Johnson is a historian/IR scholar combining academic analyses with ‘knowledge exchange’ policy impact.
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Lenin, Stalin and Communist Russia: The Myth and Reality of Communism (Studymates A Plus)