Comrades: Communism   A World History

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Almost two decades have passed since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Robert Service, one of our finest historians of modern Russia, sets out to examine the history of communism throughout the world. His uncomfortable conclusion - and an important message for the twenty-first century - is that although communism in its original form is now dead or Almost two decades have passed since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Robert Service, one of our finest historians of modern Russia, sets out to examine the history of communism throughout the world. His uncomfortable conclusion - and an important message for the twenty-first century - is that although communism in its original form is now dead or dying, the poverty and injustice that enabled its rise are still dangerously alive. Unsettling, compellingly written and brilliantly argued, this is a superb work of history and one that demands to be read. Bears all the hallmarks of a classic work of historical literature ... the true international legacy of communism is] analysed to magisterial effect in this exhilarating work Hwyel Williams New Statesman One of the best-ever studies of the subject ... a remarkable accomplishment Economist An outstanding book, written with grace and style Daily Telegraph A] brilliantly distilled world history of communism ... Confronted by Services amazing array of evidence to show that communism could only ever have flourished under conditions of extreme and all-pervasive oppression, only the determinedly soft headed would try to argue with him Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday A Splendid achievement... service writes with fluency and verve with a nice sense of historical irony History Today

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Almost two decades have passed since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Robert Service, one of our finest historians of modern Russia, sets out to examine the history of communism throughout the world. His uncomfortable conclusion - and an important message for the twenty-first century - is that although communism in its original form is now dead or Almost two decades have passed since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Robert Service, one of our finest historians of modern Russia, sets out to examine the history of communism throughout the world. His uncomfortable conclusion - and an important message for the twenty-first century - is that although communism in its original form is now dead or dying, the poverty and injustice that enabled its rise are still dangerously alive. Unsettling, compellingly written and brilliantly argued, this is a superb work of history and one that demands to be read. Bears all the hallmarks of a classic work of historical literature ... the true international legacy of communism is] analysed to magisterial effect in this exhilarating work Hwyel Williams New Statesman One of the best-ever studies of the subject ... a remarkable accomplishment Economist An outstanding book, written with grace and style Daily Telegraph A] brilliantly distilled world history of communism ... Confronted by Services amazing array of evidence to show that communism could only ever have flourished under conditions of extreme and all-pervasive oppression, only the determinedly soft headed would try to argue with him Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday A Splendid achievement... service writes with fluency and verve with a nice sense of historical irony History Today
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Title Comrades: Communism A World History Height 4.4
Robert Service Width 12.7
ISBN-13 9780330439688 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0330439685 Spine Width
Publisher Abdo Publishing Company Pages 592
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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