Socialism in Russia

Lenin and His Legacy, 1890-1991

Authors: Gooding, J.

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This book asks three fundamental questions about the socialist experiment in twentieth-century Russia: How did Marxist ideas come to be implemented in Russia, a country entirely unsuited to them? Why did the experiment lead to such suffering and upheaval and prove so fruitless? And why did the attempt to return to a proper Marxism/Leninism bring about the rapid collapse of the experiment. In its answers, this book pays special attention to the shadow cast by Lenin throughout the entire Soviet era.

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JOHN GOODING is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh, and the author of Rulers and Subjects: Government and People in Russia, 1801-1991.

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'Gooding has written a lucid and cogent commentary on the Soviet experiment in socialism, evaluating the various leaders and their policies in the light of how they contributed or detracted from the socialist project. It is an ideal introduction to Soviet history for those who are taking up the subject, and a stimulating interpretation for those who are already familiar with the subject of Gooding's book.' - James D. White, University of Glasgow, EHR


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Gooding, John

  • Before Lenin

    Pages 19-33

    Gooding, John

  • The Vision, 1890–1917

    Pages 34-61

    Gooding, John

  • The Realization, 1917–24

    Pages 62-96

    Gooding, John

  • After Lenin, 1924–9

    Pages 97-117

    Gooding, John

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socialism in Russia
Book Subtitle
Lenin and His Legacy, 1890-1991
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1387-6
DOI
10.1057/9781403913876
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-96426-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-97235-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 287
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