Stalinist Reconstruction and the Confrontation of a New Elite, 1945-53 looks at the postwar Stalin era through the eyes of industrial supervisors and offers a picture of the technical intelligentsia's transformation into the Soviet Union's social and political elite. Drawing from archives, newspapers, memoirs, and an array of secondary sources, the book reveals new aspects of the Stalin phenomenon and concludes that, contrary to prior assumptions, the late-Stalin years marked the Soviet Union's passage from the convulsion and disorder of revolution to the routinized professionalization common to most industrial societies.
Author: E. Duskin Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 03/08/2001 Pages: 195 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.94lbs Size: 8.74h x 5.88w x 0.77d ISBN: 9780333918944
Review Citation(s): Reference and Research Bk News 11/01/2001 pg. 77
About the Author J. ERIC DUSKIN is an assistant Professor of History at Northern Illinois University where he teaches courses on Soviet Thought and Culture, Stalin and Stalinism, the Russian Revolution, and the History of the Soviet Union and Beyond.