Collapse (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
576
Utgivningsdatum
2022-07-26
Förlag
Yale University Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
30 b-w illus + 2 maps
Illustrationer
30 b-w illus. + 2 maps
Dimensioner
210 x 128 x 50 mm
Vikt
477 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780300268171

Collapse

The Fall of the Soviet Union

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-07-26
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A major study of the collapse of the Soviet Unionshowing how Gorbachevs misguided reforms led to its demise A deeply informed account of how the Soviet Union fell apart.Rodric Braithwaite, Financial Times [A] masterly analysis.Joshua Rubenstein, Wall Street Journal In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachevs misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet financesand the fragility of authoritarian state power.
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A deeply informed account of how the Soviet Union fell apart.Rodric Braithwaite, Financial Times A compelling account. . . . [A] masterly analysis.Joshua Rubenstein, Wall Street Journal An excellent study. . . . There have been several books over the past quarter century that have covered this territory. Zuboks is the most comprehensive, detailed and original.Victor Sebestyen, Sunday Times This new take on the unexpected collapse of the Soviet empire, by an eminent Soviet-born historian, zooms in on the economic failings and pressures that drove the collapse. . . . Zubok depicts a fateful coalition of idealists, grifters, and thugs that ended up shaping the disastrous 1990s.James Palmer, Foreign Policy Thoroughly and deeply researched and emotionally engaging for the reader, it is difficult to envisage how there could be a better book on the subject.Geoffrey Roberts, Irish Times [A] remarkably reliable narrative, effectively covering two years, 1990 and 1991. [Zuboks] exactitude punctures many a myth, especially on the economy, as he sifts an immense body of research to discover, among other things, that egregious financial mismanagement, not excessive defence outlays, proved fatal.Stephen Kotkin, Times Literary Supplement An impressive history.Literary Review of Canada The first comprehensive political history of the Gorbachev years to be based almost exclusively on original (mostly Russian-language) archival sources. . . . Zubok makes the most convincing case to date for considering seriously the decisive and implacable role of money in the Soviet demise.Yana Skorobogatov, Russian Review No book will likely be produced soon that matches Zuboks in detail, power, and depth in marshalling the evidence. This book is a central, indispensable work on the end of the USSR.Canadian-American Slavic Studies Review No book will likely be produced soon that matches Zuboks in detail, power, and depth in marshalling the evidence. This book is a central, indispensable work on the end of the USSR.Bradley D. Woodworth, Canadian-American Slavic Studies Skillfully written. . . . The author presents the reader with the knowledge that was in front of the actors at the time, not with a 20/20 knowledge of the events that followed.Vladislav M. Zubok, Brave New Europe Zubok . . . has cutting insights on the who and the what and the where and the when.Gabriel Gavin, Reaction Such a huge event in world history as the collapse of the Soviet Union will undoubtedly be retold. When it is, Zuboks impressive book will have to be consulted.James Rodgers, History Today The author seems to have read practically everything currently available, both published and unpublished, of relevance to his subject. . . . [Zubok] writes very stylish and idiomatic English, which makes his work a real pleasure to read.Martin Dewhirst, East-West Review Excellent. . . . Zuboks lengthy and detailed study is easy to read. It is crafted with a strong narrative approach to relate an unfolding drama. This not only keeps the readers attention, but also provides a wealth of detail and analysis that can only be undertaken by someone with Zuboks lifetime of work on the subject.William B. Whisenhunt, LSE Review of Books Zuboks book is important and deserves broad attention. It provides an excellent basis for the discussion of the collapse, necessary to understand how it affects politics and our life in Europe even today.Stephan Merl, Journal of Contemporary History With its engaging style and unmatched wealth of sources, this volume is bound to remain the work of reference for years to come.Kaspar Pucek, SEER Collapse . . . is a work of outstanding richness and novelty. No matter how familiar you are with the last days of the USSR there is something in this boo

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Vladislav M. Zubok is professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of A Failed Empire, Zhivagos Children, and The Idea of Russia. He is a finalist for the 2022 Cundill History Prize.