Ronald Grigor Suny. The Soviet Experiment. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, xvii + pp. $ (paper), ISBN Buy The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States 2 by Ronald Suny (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low . The Soviet Experiment has ratings and 13 reviews. Ronald Grigor Suny is a name alot of folks flock to for information on the Soviet Union, particularly its.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Elliot Loves Jules Feiffer. Soviet Russia was a curiousity of mine during college, and I spent a good chunk of my courses on Russian history, from the Medieval period to the Imperialist era, to the Soviet era. Very thorough explanation of all aspects of the way fxperiment Soviet Union began and evolved over time.

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Very thorough explanation of all aspects of If you are interested in this and looking to analyze two separate viewpoints on this era of history, read Malia’s “The Soviet Tragedy” as well. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


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The only complaint I have about the text doviet the lack of maps to help readers get a better visual for the Soviet Union at different times. Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Looking for beautiful sovirt Suny goes into a great deal of detail on early political decisions made by early revolutionaries and leaders during the first decade of the Soviet Union, but as the narrative gets closer to the present, less detail is given and the book becomes more broad sweeps which is actually what I expected from the whole text.

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The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States

It is written in a way that feels like a grand narrative, but it does require your attention to overcome some of the more academic parts that can make the work loose some it its momentum.


Sarah rated it liked it Aug 31, Nevertheless, I’m glad I read this because it allows me to better place other books on the USSR, both temporally and thematically.

The Structure of Soviet History: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. For someone completely uninformed about the formation of the USSR, it is an interesting read, and I enjoyed it.

The other book for my Government and Politics of Russia class. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

For some people, that may be confusing. Not only does Suny seamlessly present a complex history, he references many helpful and authoritative texts in the footnotes of the work that are invaluable for students starting research on the USSR and its historiography. The Stalin Revolution; Very heavy read, but if you are interested in Soviet history it’s a great source.

This book is also fairly easy to dip in an out of.

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