Stalin S Railroad

Author: Matthew J. Payne
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822977346
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The Turkestano-Siberian Railroad, or Turksib, was one of the great construction projects of the Soviet Union’s First Five-Year Plan. As the major icon to ending the economic "backwardness" of the USSR’s minority republics, it stood apart from similar efforts as one of the most potent metaphors for the creation of a unified socialist nation. Built between December 1926 and January 1931 by nearly 50,000 workers and at a cost of more 161 million rubles, Turksib embodied the Bolsheviks’ commitment to end ethnic inequality and promote cultural revolution in one the far-flung corners of the old Tsarist Empire, Kazakhstan. Trumpeted as the "forge of the Kazakh proletariat," the railroad was to create a native working class, bringing not only trains to the steppes, but also the Revolution. In the first in-depth study of this grand project, Matthew Payne explores the transformation of its builders in Turksib’s crucible of class war, race riots, state purges, and the brutal struggle of everyday life. In the battle for the souls of the nation’s engineers, as well as the racial and ethnic conflicts that swirled, far from Moscow, around Stalin’s vast campaign of industrialization, he finds a microcosm of the early Soviet Union.

Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Ends Of Our Exploring

Author: Hooley Michael Graham McLaughlin
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ISBN: 9781894121101
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Scientist Hooley McLaughlin offers an unusual and provocative book about philosophy and scientific ethics. In one globetrotting scientific expedition after another, the author exposes us to the contradictions and puzzles that underlie our philosophic and scientific approach to the world. He explores our need for religious purpose -- our need to decipher a grand design for the universe, to have a "theory of everything, " in short, to know the mind of God."

The Stalin School Of Falsification

Author: Leon Trotsky
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Bulletin

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Iron Out Of Calvary

Author: Walter Phelps Hall
Editor: New York : Appleton-Century
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Special Envoy To Churchill And Stalin 1941 1946

Author: William Averell Harriman
Editor: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394482965
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Recounts the distinguished diplomat-statesman's activities and observations as Roosevelt's personal World War II emissary to Churchill and Ambassador to the Soviet Union, with assessments of the Allied leaders, their decisions, and their Big Three meetings

The Russian Railroad System And The Founding Of The Communist State

Author: Robert Thomas Argenbright
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Stalin S Works

Author: Robert Hatch McNeal
Editor: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University
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In And Out Of Stalin S Gru

Author: Ismail Akhmedov
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The Railroad Workers Journal

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Readings In Russian History From Ancient Times To The Post Stalin Era From The Reign Of Paul To Alexander Iii

Author: Warren Bartlett Walsh
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Caught Between Roosevelt And Stalin

Author: Dennis J. Dunn
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813120232
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On November 16, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinov signed an agreement establishing diplomatic ties between the United States and the Soviet Union. Two days later Roosevelt named the first of five ambassadors he would place in Moscow between 1933 and 1945. Caught between Roosevelt and Stalin tells the dramatic and important story of these ambassadors and their often contentious relationships with the two most powerful men in the world. More than fifty years after his death, Roosevelt's foreign policy, especially regarding the Soviet Union, remains a subject of intense debate. Dennis Dunn offers an ambitious new appraisal of the apparent confusion and contradiction in Roosevelt's policy one moment publicizing the four freedoms and the Atlantic Charter and the next moment giving tacit approval to Stalin's control of parts of Eastern Europe and northeast Asia. Dunn argues that "Rooseveltism," the president's belief that the Soviet Union and the United States were both developing into modern social democracies, blinded Roosevelt to the true nature of Stalin's brutal dictatorship despite repeated warnings from his ambassadors in Moscow. Focusing on the ambassadors themselves, William C. Bullitt, Joseph E. Davies, Laurence A. Steinhardt, William C. Standley, and W. Averell Harriman, Dunn details their bruising arguments with Roosevelt over the president's repeated concessions to Stalin. Using information uncovered during extensive research in the Soviet archives, Dunn reveals much about Stalin's policy toward the United States and demonstrates that in ignoring his ambassadors' good advice, Roosevelt appeased the Soviet leader unnecessarily. Sure to generate new discussion concerning the origins of the Cold War, this controversial assessment of Roosevelt's failed Soviet policy will be read for years to come.

Chiang Kai Shek His Life And Times

Author: Keiji Furuya
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Goodbye Stalin

Author: Sigrid von Bremen Thomas
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Goodbye Stalin - a True Story of Wars, Escapes and Reinventions is a real life Gone With the Winds. Sigrid von Bremen Thomas and her family escaped communism, usually under gunfire, not once but four times. They went from feudal glory under the Tsars through the Soviet revolution to democracy in Estonia, Nazism in Poland during World War II, then communism in East Germany, and finally freedom in West Germany and the United States. All this was packed between the years 1917 and the early 1950s. As the author says in her Forward, the von Bremen's wild ride compressed 250 years of Western European social and political history into just a third of a century. The narrative unfolds as a personal coming of age story, ending with the 24 year old von Bremen Thomas aboard a U.S. Army refugee transport steaming into New York harbor. But wrapped inside are flashbacks to her parent's and grandmother's earlier and equally tumultuous lives. Readers of Goodbye Stalin thus witness all of the greatest events of modern Europe up close and personal through Sigrid and her parents' own eyes. This is grand history on a unique and utterly intimate scale.

Russia Since Stalin

Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science
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Stalin S Police

Author: Paul Hagenloh
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Stalin’s Police offers a new interpretation of the mass repressions associated with the Stalinist terror of the late 1930s. This pioneering study traces the development of professional policing from its pre-revolutionary origins through the late 1930s and early 1940s. Paul Hagenloh argues that the policing methods employed in the late 1930s were the culmination of a set of ideologically driven policies dating back to the previous decade. Hagenloh’s vivid and monumental account is the first to show how Stalin’s peculiar brand of policing—in which criminals, juvenile delinquents, and other marginalized population groups were seen increasingly as threats to the political and social order—supplied the core mechanism of the Great Terror.

The Chief Culprit

Author: Viktor Suvorov
Editor: Naval Inst Press
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Contradicts accepted theories about Soviet planning before World War II

Commentary

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From Marx To Stalin

Author: James Edward Le Rossignol
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"Selected bibliography": pages 413-430.