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Russia: Soviet Regime 1925-1953 (Stalin Era)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Edelman, Robert. "A small way of saying 'no': Moscow working men, Spartak soccer & the Communist Party, 1900-1945," American Historical Review 107,5 (12/02):1441-74.

Erickson, John. “Barbarossa June 1941: who attacked whom?” History Today (7/01):11-17

Flaherty, Patrick. "Stalinism in transition, 1932-1937," Radical History Review 37 (1987):41-68.

Kingston-Mann, Esther. "Marxism & Russian rural development: problems of evidence, experience & culture," American Historical Review 86 (1981):731-52.

Lineton, Philip. "Soviet nationality policy in N.W. Siberia: an historical perspective," Development & Change 9,1 (1/78):87-102.

Micklin, Philip D. "The vast diversion of Soviet rivers," Environment 27,2 (3/85).

Reichman, Henry. "Beyond the Good War: the Left, the Soviet Union & the nature of World War II," Radical History Review 40 (win 1988):115-29.

Siegelbaum, Lewis H. "Historical revisionism in the USSR," Radical History Review 44 (1989):32-61.

Sweezey, Paul M. "Bettelheim on revolution from above: the USSR in the 1920s," Monthly Review (10/77):1-18.

Weiner, Amir. "Nature, nurture & memory in a Socialist utopia: delineating the Soviet socio-ethnic body in the age of socialism," American Historical Review 104,4 (9/99):1114-55.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Andrew, Christopher M.& Oleg Gordievsky. KGB: The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev (NY: HarperCollins, 1990).

Applebaum, Anne. Gulag: A History (NY: Doubleday, 2003).

Bacon, Edwin. The Gulag at War: Stalin's Forced Labour System in the Light of the Archives (NY: NYU, 1994).

Banac, Ivo. The Diary of Georgi Dimitrov, 1933-1949 (New Haven: Yale, 2003).

Bettelheim, Charles. Class Struggles in the USSR (NY: Monthly Review, 1976).

Bittman, Ladislav. The KGB & Soviet Disinformation: An Insider's View (Washington: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1985).

Bosewitz, René. Waifdom in the Soviet Union: Features of the Subculture & Reeducation (NY: Peter Lang, 1988). On the work of A.S. Makarenko.

Bremmer, Ian. & Ray Taras (eds.) New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations (NY: Campridge, 1997).

Brovkin, Vladimir. Russia after Lenin: Politics, Culture & Society, 1921-1929 (NY: Routledge, 1998).

Bukharin, Nikolai. The Great Purge Trial (NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1965).

__________ & E. Preobrazhensky. The ABC of Communism (ed. E.H. Carr; Harmondsworth, 1969).

__________. Selected Writings on the State & the Transition to Socialism (Armonk NY, 1982).

Campeanu, Pavel. The Origins of Stalinism. From Leninist Revolution to Stalinist Society (trans. Michel Vale; Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1986).

__________. The Genesis of the Stalinist Social Order (trans. Michel Vale; Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1989).

Carr, Edward H. A History of Soviet Russia (NY: Macmillan, 1951).

__________. Socialism in One Country, 1924-26 (NY: Macmillan, 1958).

__________. Foundations of a Planned Economy, 1926-1929 (NY: Macmillan, 1971).

__________. German-Soviet Relations between the Two World Wars (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1951).

__________. The Russian Revolution: From Lenin to Stalin (NY: Free Press, 1979).

__________. The Twilight of the Comintern, 1930-1935 (NY: Pantheon, 1982).

Cohen, Stephen F. Bukharin & the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938 (NY: Knopf, 1973).

__________. Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics & History Since 1917 (NY: Oxford, 1985).

__________. Sovieticus: American Perceptions & Soviet Realities (NY: Norton, 1985).

Conquest, Robert (ed.) Industrial Workers in the USSR (NY: Praeger, 1967).

__________ (ed.) The Politics of Ideas in the USSR (London: Bodley Head, 1967).

__________ (ed.) Soviet Nationalities Policy in Practice (NY: Praeger, 1967).

__________. Power & Policy in the USSR: The Struggle for Stalin's Succession 1945-1960 [1961] (NY: Harper & Row, 1967).

__________ (ed.) Agricultural Workers in the USSR (NY: Praeger, 1968).

__________ (ed.) Justice & the Legal System in the USSR (NY: Praeger, 1968).

__________. Religion in the USSR (NY: Praeger, 1968).

__________ (ed.) The Soviet Police System (NY: Praeger, 1968).

__________ (ed.) The Soviet Political System (NY: Praeger, 1968).

__________. The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties [1968] (rev. ed. NY: Macmillan, 1973).

__________. Kolyma: The Arctic Death Camps (NY: Viking, 1978).

__________. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization & the Terror-Famine (NY: Oxford, 1985).

__________. Inside Stalin's Secret Police: NKVD Politics, 1936-1939 (London: Macmillan, 1985).

__________ (ed.) The Last Empire: Nationality & the Soviet Future (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1986).

__________. The Great Terror: A Reassessment (NY: Oxford, 1990).

__________. Reflections on a Ravaged Century (NY: Norton, 2000).

Cotterill, D.J. (ed.) The Serge-Trotsky Papers (Boulder CO: Pluto, 1994).

Daniloff, Nicholas. Two Lives, One Russia (London: Bodley Head, 1989). Soviet secret service.

Deriabin, Peter. KGB: Masters of the Soviet Union (NY: Hippocrene, 1990).

Deutsch, Robert. The Food Revolution in the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe (Boulder: Westview, 1986).

Deutscher, Isaac. The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky, 1921-1929 (NY: Oxford, 1959).

__________. Russia in Transition (rev. ed.; NY: Grove, 1960).

__________. The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky, 1929-1940 (London: Oxford, 1963).

__________. The Unfinished Revolution: Russia, 1917-1967 (NY: Oxford, 1967).

__________. The Great Purges (NY: Blackwell, 1984).

Edgerton, William. Memoirs of Peasant Tolstoyans in Soviet Russia (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1993).

Engerman, David C. Modernization from the Other Shore: American Observers & the Costs of Soviet Economic Development (NY, 2000).

Fitzpatrick, Sheila (ed.) Cultural Revolution in Russia, 1928-1931 (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1978).

__________. Education & Social Mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921-1934 (NY: Cambridge, 1979).

__________. The Russian Revolution, 1917-1932 (NY, 1982).

__________; Alexander Rabinowitch & Richard Stites (eds.) Russia in the Era of NEP: Explorations in Soviet Society & Culture (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1991).

__________. Stalin's Peasants: Resistance & Survival in the Russian Village After Collectivization (NY: Oxford, 1994).

__________. Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times. Soviet Russia in the 1930's (NY: Oxford, 1999).

_________ & Yuri Slezkine (eds.) In the Shadow of the Revolution. Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War (Princeton: Princeton U, 2000).

__________ (ed.) Stalinism: New Directions (NY: Routledge, 2000).

__________. The Russian Revolution (2nd ed.; NY: Oxford, 2001).

Filtzer, Donald A. Soviet Workers & Stalinist Industrialization: The Formation of Modern Soviet Production Relations, 1928-1941 (Dover NH: Pluto, 1986).

__________. Soviet Workers & Late Stalinism: Labor & the Restoration of the Stalinist System after World War II (NY: Cambridge, 2002).

Gellner, Ernest. State & Society in Soviet Thought (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988).

Hessler, Julie. A Social History of Soviet Trade: Trade Policy, Retail Practices, & Consumption, 1917-1953 (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2004).

Hindus, Michael. Red Bread: Collectivization in a Russian Village (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1988).

Hoyt, Edwin P. 199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad (NY: Tor, 1993).

Humphrey, Caroline. Karl Marx Collective: Economy, Society & Religion in a Siberian Collective Farm (NY: Cambridge, 1983).

Israelyan, Victor. A Soviet Ambassador's Confession (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 2003).

Kagarlitsky, Boris. The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals & the Soviet State from 1917 to the Present (London: Verso, 1989).

Kenez, Peter. The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1927-1929 (NY: Cambridge, 1985).

__________. Cinema & Soviet Society from the Revolution to the Death of Stalin (2nd rev. ed.; NY: I.B. Tauris, 1992).

__________. A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (NY, 1999).

Kennan, George F. Russia & the West under Lenin & Stalin (Boston: Little, Brown, 1961).

Kennedy-Pipe, Caroline. Russia & the World, 1917-1998 (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Kershaw, Ian & Moshe Lewin (eds.) Stalinism & Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison (NY: Cambridge, 1997).

Khruschev, Nikita. The Anatomy of Terror: Khruschev's Revelations about Stalin's Regime (Washington, 1959).

King, David. Trotsky (NY, 1986).

Knight, Amy W. The KGB: Police & Politics in the Soviet Union (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1988).

Kotkin, Stephen. Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (Berkeley : U. of California, 1995)

Kozlov, Nicholas N. & Eric D. Weitz. Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin: A Centenary Appraisal (NY, 1990).

Lampert, Nick & Gabor T. Rittersporn (eds.) Stalinism: Its Nature & Aftermath. Essays in Honor of Moshe Lewin (London, 1992).

Lewin, Moshe. Russian Peasants & Soviet Power: A Study of Collectivization (Evanston IL: Northwestern, 1968).

_________. Political Undercurrents in Soviet Economic Debates, from Bukharin to the Modern Reformers (Princeton: Princeton U, 1974).

__________. The Making of the Soviet System: Essays in the Social History of Interwar Russia (NY: Pantheon, 1985).

__________. Stalinism & the Seeds of Soviet Reform: the Debates of the 1960s (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1991).

Laqueur, Walter. The Dream That Failed: Reflections on Soviet Union (NY: Oxford, 1994).

Mahoney, Barbara S. Dispatches & Dictators: Ralph Barnes for the Herald Tribune (Corvallis OR: Oregon State U, 2002). Story of an influential reporter writing from Germany, Italy & the Soviet Union in the 30's.

Malia, Martin. The Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991 (NY: Free Press, 1994).

Marcuse, Herbert. Soviet Marxism: A Critical Analysis (NY: Columbia, 1958).

Martin, Terry. The Affirmative Action Empire (Ithaca: Cornell, 2002). How Soviet regime sought to undermine Russian nationalism by encouraging local languages & ethnic leadership (except when seen as a threat!).

Mastny, Vojtech. The Cold War & Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years (NY: Oxford, 1996).

McDermott, Kevin & Jeremy Agnew. The Comintern: A History of International Communism from Lenin to Stalin (NY: St. Martin's, 1997).

McNeal, Robert H. (ed.) The Stalin Years, 1929-1953 (Toronto: U. Toronto, 1974).

__________. The Bolshevik Tradition: Lenin, Stalin, Khruschev, Brezhnev (2nd ed.; Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975).

__________. Stalin. Man & Ruler (NY: NYU, 1988).

Medvedev, Roy. Let History Judge: The Origins & Consquences of Stalinism (NY, 1971).

__________. On Socialist Democracy (NY, 1975).

__________. The October Revolution (NY, 1979).

__________. On Stalin & Stalinism (NY, 1979).

__________. Nikolai Bukharin: The Last Years (NY, 1980).

__________. Leninism & Western Socialism (London, 1981).

__________. All Stalin's Men (London, 1983).

Myles, Bruce. Night Witches: The Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat (Novato CA: Presidio, 1981).

Narkiewicz, Olga A. Marxism & the Reality of Power, 1919-1980 (London, 1981).

Navarro, Vicente. Social Security & Medicine in the USSR: A Marxist Critique (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1977).

Nenarokov, Albert P. Russia in the 20th Century: The View of a Soviet Historian (NY, 1968).

Olcott, Martha B. with Lubomyr Haida & Anthony Olcott (eds.) The Soviet Multinational State: Readings & Documents (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1990).

Peris, Daniel. Storming the Heavens. The Soviet League of the Militant Godless (Ithaca, 1998). Confrontation with popular religion in 1917-41.

Pohl, J. Otto. Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949 (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1999).

Preobrazhensky, E.A. The Crisis of Soviet Industrialization: Selected Essays (ed. D. A. Filtzer; White Plains NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1979).

Roewer, Jurgen. Stalin's Ocean-Going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy & Shipbuilding Programs, 1935-1953 (London: Frank Cass, 2001).

Rosenthal, Glatzer Bernice. New Myth, New World: From Nietzsche to Stalinism (University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2003).

Roslof, Edward E. Red Priests: Renovationism, Russian Orthodoxy, & Revolution, 1905-1946 (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).

Richmond, Yale. Cultural Exchange and the Cold War: Raising the Iron Curtain (University Park PA: Penn State U. 2003).

Ruder, Cynthia A. Making History for Stalin: The Story of the Belomor Canal (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 1998). Giant project connecting White Sea to Baltic.

Sapir, Jacques. The Soviet Military System (Cambridge MA: Basil Blackwell, 1991).

Serge, Victor. Destiny of a Revolution (London: National Book Association, 1937).

__________. From Lenin to Stalin (NY: Pioneer, 1937).

__________. Russia Twenty Years After [1937] (?: Humanities, 1996).

__________. Memoirs of a Revolutionary, 1901-1941 (NY: Oxford, 1963).

__________ & Natalia Sedova. The Life & Death of Leon Trotsky (NY: Basic Books, 1975).

Shentalinskii, Vitalii. Arrested Voices: Resurrecting the Disappeared Writers of the Soviet Regime (NY: Free Press, 1996).

Shukman;, Harold (ed.) Stalin & the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940 (London: Frank Cass, 2001).

Siegelbaum, Lewis H. & Ronald Grigor Suny (eds.) Making Workers Soviet: Power, Class & Identity (Ithaca: Cornell, 1994).

Stites, Richard. Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision & Experimental Life in Russia during the Revolution (NY: Oxford, 1989).

Strayer, Robert. Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse? Understanding Historical Change (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998).

Sudoplatov, Pavel & Anatoli Sudoplatov with Jerrold L. & Leona P. Schecter. Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness, a Soviet Spymaster (Boston: Little, Brown, 1994).

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, & the Successor States (NY: Oxford, 1998).

__________ & Terry Martin (eds.) A State of Nations: Empire & Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin & Stalin (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Trotsky, Leon. The Age of Permanent Revolution: A Trotsky Anthology (NY, 1964).

Viola, Lynne. The Best Sons of the Fatherland: Workers in the Vanguard of Soviet Collectivization (NY: Oxford, 1987).

Viola, Lynne. Peasant Rebels under Stalin: Collectivization & the Culture of Peasant Resistance (NY, 1996).

Voslensky, M.S. Nomenklatura: Anatomy of the Soviet Ruling Class (London: Bodley Head, 1984).

Ward, Chris. Stalin’s Russia (NY: Oxford, 1999).

__________. The Stalinist Dictatorship (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Webster, Donovan. Aftermath: The Remnants of War (NY: Pantheon, 1996).

Weinberg, Robert. Stalin's Forgotten Zion. Birobidzan & the Making of Soviet Jewish Homeland. An Illustrated History, 1928-1996 (Berkeley, 1998).

Weiner, Douglas R. Models of Nature: Ecology, Conservation & Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia (Bloomington, 1988).

__________. A Little Corner of Freedom. Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).

Wesson, Robert G. Soviet Communes (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 196?).

In the Library: Fiction

Aksyonov, Vassily. Generations of Winter (trans. John Glad & Christopher Morris; NY: Random House, 1994). On survival in the Stalinist era.

__________. The Winter's Hero (NY: Random House, 1996). Russia in the 50's.

Bukharin, Nicolai. How it All Began: The Prison Novel (NY: Columbia, 1998).

Guerney, Bernard G. An Anthology of Russian Literature in the Soviet Period from Gorki to Pasternak (NY, 1960).

Serge, Victor. The Long Dusk (NY: Dial, 1946).

__________. The Case of Comrade Tulayev: A Novel (NY: Doubleday, 1950).

__________. Birth of Our Power (NY: Doubleday, 1967).

__________. Men in Prison (NY: Doubleday, 1969).

__________. Conquered City: A Novel (NY: Doubleday, 1975).

__________. Midnight in the Century (London: Writers & Readers, 1982).

__________. Resistance (San Francisco: City Lights, 1989).

Sholokhov, Mikhail. And Quiet Flows the Don (NY, 1934).

__________. Seeds of Tomorrow (NY, 1935).

__________. The Don Flows Home to the Sea (NY, 1940).

__________. 'Virgin Soil Upturned (NY, 1959).

__________. The Fate of a Man (Princeton, 1960).

__________. Harvest on the Don (NY, 1961).

__________. Tales of the Don (NY, 1962).

__________. One Man's Destiny & Other Stories (NY, 1967).

Solzhenitszyn, Alexander. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (NY, 1963).

__________. For the Good of the Cause (NY, 1964).

__________. The First Circle (NY, 1968).

__________. Cancer Ward (NY, 1968).

__________. Candle in the Wind (Minneapolis, 1973).

__________. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 (NY, 1974).

__________. From Under the Rubble (Boston, 1975).

__________. Invisible Allies (Washington, 1995).

Tolstaya, Tatyana. On the Golden Porch: Stories (NY: Vintage, 1989).

Wiesel, Elie. The Testament (NY, 1981).

In the Library: Poetry

Conquest, Robert (ed.) Back to Life: Poems from Behind the Iron Curtain (London: Hutchinson, 1958).

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Burnt By the Sun" [1995], dir. Nikita Mikhalkov, 134m. In video stores.

"Children of Siberia" [2001], dir. Dzintra Geka, 53m. Children of the 15,000 Latvians deported to Siberia in 1941.

"Eisenstein & Stalin: When Art & Politics Clash" [199?], by?, 59m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Detailed examination of the influence of authoritarian policies on the great filmmaker's work.

"The End of a Revolution" [199?], by ?, 30m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences. 30m. On transformation of Bolshevik Revolution into a totalitarian state during 1930s, & its human cost.

"Lenin & His Legacy" [199?], by ?, 30m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences. .

"The Murder of Sergei Kirov: Assassination or Crime of Passion?" [199?], by Opus Television for S4C, 25m. Examines murder of popular Communist Party leader in 1934, & relentless purges that followed.

"Sergei Eisenstein" [199?], by ?, 56m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Rich documentary on life & work of the pioneering filmmaker.

"Siberiade" [1979], dir. Andrei Mikhalkov-Koncharovski, 2 reels 115m & 91m. In video stores.

"Widow of the Revolution: The Anna Larina Story" [1999], dir. Rosemarie Reed, 56m. From Filmakers Library.

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