Chapter 1. August 1991. Dramatic scenes from Foros. Gorby comes
back to Moscow and finds Yeltsin has taken over. This chapter
covers August-December 1991 and
the demise of the Soviet Union. Why did it all happen? Chapter 2. Twelve Reasons Why the Soviet Union Collapsed Chapter 3. The Revolution 1917-1921 Chapter 4. The New Economic Policy 1920s Chapter 5. The 1930s
Chapter 6. The Great Fatherland War 1941-45
Chapter 7. High Stalinism 1945-53
Chapter 8 Khrushchev Era
Chapter 9 Brezhnev Era
Chapter 10 Gorbachev Era
Chapter 11. What Has Changed? Yeltsin and Putin
An authoritative account of the Soviet Unionfrom its conception to its demise.
Martin McCauley is former Senior Lecturer in Politics at the School of Slavonicand East European Studies, University College, University of London. An accomplished author, his previous publications include Stalin and Stalinism (2003), Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia: Russia, the Baltic States and the CIS Since 1991 (2001) and Gorbachev (2000).
'An expert in probing mafia-type relationships in present-day Russia, Martin McCauley here offers a vigorously written scrutiny of Soviet politics and society since the days of Lenin and Stalin.' "John Keep, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto."