Taking the achievements, ambiguities, and legacies of World War II as a point of departure, The Shadow of War: The Soviet Union and Russia, 1941 to the Present offers a fresh new approach to modern Soviet and Russian history. * Presents one of the only histories of the Soviet Union and Russia that begins with World War II and goes beyond the Soviet collapse through to the early twenty-first century * Innovative thematic arrangement and approach allows for insights that are missed in chronological histories * Draws on a wide range of sources and the very latest research on post-Soviet history, a rapidly developing field * Supported by further reading, bibliography, maps and illustrations.
Stephen Lovell is a Reader in Modern European History at King s College London. His previous books include The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras (2000), Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (2003), Destination in Doubt: Russia since 1989 (2006), and The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (2009).
List of Illustrations. Series Editor s Preface. Acknowledgments. Maps. 1. Introduction: World War II and the Remaking of the Soviet Union. 2. Reform, Reaction, Revolution. 3. From Plan to Market. 4. Structures of Society. 5. Public and Private. 6. Center and Periphery. 7. National Questions. 8. Geopolitical Imperatives. 9. From Isolationism to Globalization. 10. Conclusion: The Second Russian Revolution? Notes. Guide to Further Reading. Index.