Was Stalin really necessary?

some problems of Soviet political economy. by A. Nove

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  Anastas I. Mikoyan, slightly younger (born ) than Lenin, but later to become a long-serving member of the Soviet government under Stalin, was given the book. His circle in the Caucasus first became acquainted and impressed with Lenin’s thought in that highly technical volume.[9]/5(31). In a book published in Moscow in entitled Notes on the Revolution, N. N. Sukhanov wrote that Stalin “gave me the impression—and I was not alone in this view—of a grey blur which.   A frenzy of hunting for spies and subversives shook the Soviet Union in the late s, as Joseph Stalin propelled his police to unmask Trotskyite-fascists, rightist and leftist deviationists.   Stalin had nearly a million of his own citizens executed, beginning in the s. Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, massacres, and detention and interrogation by.

Joseph Stalin: bloody tyrant and bookworm The Soviet dictator was a brute but an intellectual. His library was a working one, not for show, and included books that had been banned and by rivals. Stalin, Joseph, ; Soviet Union - Economic conditions.; Soviet Union - Economic policy -   The figure of Joseph Stalin has always provoked heated and often polarized debate. The recent declassification of a substantial portion of Stalin's archive has made possible this fundamental new assessment of the Soviet leader. In this groundbreaking study, leading international experts challenge many assumptions about Stalin from his early life in Georgia to the Cold War years with.   Things only really kick off, then, in With Stalin at the forefront of the fight at last, Kotkin’s approach comes into its own. He tracks the main characters exhaustively, with a fine turn.

  Stalin executed numerous “enemies” during his time, as many as around a million and a half officially executed. Adding to that, he purposely starved 6 to 8 million Ukrainians during the ’s in an effort to pacify that Republic, a crime against humanity known as Holodomor, and another 5 million that died in Gulag prison : Major Dan. In “The New York Times” published a book review that presented the saying with an ascription to Stalin: 10 11 “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Stalin’s epigram is admirably illustrated by Ernst Schnabel’s pointilliste portrait of Anne .   When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. STALIN Waiting for Hitler, By Stephen Kotkin Illustrated. 1, pp. Author: Mark Atwood Lawrence.

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First published inWas Stalin Really Necessary. is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics.

Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic. First published inWas Stalin Really Necessary.

is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency, which is followed by a controversial Brand: Taylor And Francis.

Book Description. First published inWas Stalin Really Necessary. is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics.

It discusses the possible political consequences of Was Stalin really necessary? book search for greater economic efficiency. First published inWas Stalin Really Necessary. is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics.

Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency, which is followed by a controversial Author: Alexander Nove.

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Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Alec Nove (Author) out of 5 stars 1 Cited by: Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator - Kindle edition by Khlevniuk, Oleg V., Favorov, Nora Seligman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator/5(91). Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Djugashvili; 18 December [O.S.

6 December] – 5 March ) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mids until as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (–) and premier of the Soviet Union (–).Battles/wars: Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War. OCLC Number: Notes: Published also with title: Economic rationality and Soviet politics; or, Was Stalin really necessary.

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'Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, ' is the first volume in a three volume series of tomes on the life of the Soviet dictator Iosef 'Soso' Jugashvili a.k.a Joseph Stalin by the eminent Princeton Professor of history and international affairs, Stephen Kotkin/5.

In a prominent British economic historian Alec Nove in his article "Was Stalin Really Necessary?" (Nove ) posed a question whether in the absence of Stalin™s economic policies during of late s and s Russia would be able to industrialize.

The transformation ofCited by:   First published inWas Stalin Really Necessary. is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics.

It discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency.3/5(1). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Was Stalin really necessary. by. Decades ago the British historian Alec Nove asked, "Was Stalin really necessary?" Everyone knows what a brutal murderer Stalin was, but many believe that "the trains ran on time." The evidence, however, points to catastrophic : Yale University Press.

Was Stalin Necessary. By Martin Malia. Updated Ma am ET (The introductory section of the book, some 40 pages on Imperial Russia from tois somewhat cursory. 1. Robert Conquest was the “main” biographer of Stalin. However, since the publication of his works new information has been released by the Kremlin which radically changes the story he presents, so much so that the old narratives are unreliable.

I read this book in a span of about three or four weeks and could not put it down. It read like a novel and was very engrossing. It details every aspect of Stalin's life, first as the child Soso, then as the revolutionary Koba, and finally as the iron-willed dictator Stalin.4/5.

but they also make some critical remarks. Because (is it necessary to prove the obvious?) any really good book invites discussion (Ivanovp. The Stalinist leadership was only able to retain power then [in ] by using the most savage repression (Khlevnyukp.

1 1). Medvedev also quotes Lenin’s letter to Stalin of March 5,but he cites it from Lenin’s Collected Works, volume LIV, pp. again, without reference to the "letters in Stalin’s desk." Medvedev dates his book "August – August ".

A perennial viral favorite every election year is a statement attributed to Joseph Stalin, leader of the U.S.S.R. from throughabout voting vs. who wins in elections. There are several. Few people are more intriguing to read about than Joseph Stalin. I knew very little about him before reading this book.

Now I feel like I know lots, but it wasn't always easy going. Since the book is long, you can forgive a typo or two, but there are many more typos and grammar errors than one or two so it makes for rough reading at times.

“Why does Joseph Stalin matter?” is a key question for Kotkin, as he explains the history of the Soviet Union and Stalin's enduring impact on his country and the world. Kotkin argues that Stalin is the “gold standard for dictatorships” in regard to the amount of power he managed to.

no Social Media: Twitter: Reddit: (I spend an absurd amount of my time on reddit, so if you. Nearly six decades after Josef Stalin's death, a debate has erupted in Germany on how to evaluate the Russian dictator's regime. It's been triggered by a newly released book by a high-profile.

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, by Stephen Kotkin review – personality proves decisive This biography is not an etiology of evil, nor a study in Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick. ‘Stalin,’ by Stephen Kotkin When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.

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Type Book Author(s) Alec Nove Date Publisher Routledge ISBN X ISBN Was Stalin real Buy on campus from Blackwell's. In The Whisperers, Orlando Figes documents stories from victims of Stalin's Russia. During Stalin's dictatorship, many Russians reported on.

existing system of exploitation and oppression. Adopting another view of Stalin means looking at the historic Stalin through the eyes of the oppressed class, through the eyes of the exploited and oppressed. This book is not designed to be a biography of Stalin.

It is intended to directly confront theFile Size: 2MB. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, rendered as Josef Vissarionovich Dzugashvili in Russian, 18 December – 5 March ) was a Georgian who ruled the Soviet Union from until his death inthe second undisputed ruler after Vladimir official title changed from time to time, but he was generally referred to officially as "Comrade Stalin.A readable book on post-Communist Russia, and its seemingly paradoxical relationship with the memory of Stalin, is David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.

It is not so much a work of history as an excellent work of historically-informed journalism, but it does a lot of work in helping one make sense of the mindset you.How Stalin Became Stalinist.

This was the one claim in the first volume that really rankled other historians. assassination wouldn’t have been necessary; a concerted effort by Stalin’s.