The Soviet Century, Moshe Lewin
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The Soviet Century

Narrator: Rich Miller

Unabridged: 16 hr 51 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 05/07/2024


This classic Soviet Union history traces the USSR from 1917, to its fall, offering "a master class in understanding the structures and intricate workings of the Soviet system" (Ian Kershaw, historian and Hitler biographer). Today, the Soviet Union remains the most extraordinary but tragic attempt to create a society beyond capitalism. Yet its history was one that for a long time proved impossible to write. In The Soviet Century, Moshe Lewin follows this history in all its complexity, guiding us through the inner workings of a system which is still barely understood. In the process, he overturns widely held beliefs about the USSR's leaders, the State-Party system, and the powerful Soviet bureaucracy. Departing from a simple linear history, The Soviet Century traces all the continuities and ruptures that led from the founding revolution of October 1917, to the final collapse of the late 1980s and early 1990s, passing through the Stalinist dictatorship, the impossible reforms of the Khrushchev years, and the glasnost and perestroika policies of Gorbachev.