The Complete Idiot's Guide to Communism

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Communism will cover: the role of communism and the Communist Party during and after the Russian Revolution--in the Spanish Civil War and the growth of Nazism; Russia in World War II, and the growth of the Cold War in Eastern Europe and Asia; the U.S. Communist Party, the rise and fall of McCarthyism, Castro and Tito, Solidarity, and the split between China and the USSR; the Red retreat--and the remnants of world communism.

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Rodney Carlisle is a Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Rutgers University. His teaching areas include the history of modern espionage and the history of nuclear technology. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Carlisle is the co-author of a book on the defense agency that maintained the nuclear stockpile during the Cold War.

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