Soviet Home Front, The, 1914-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II

4.2 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780582009646: Soviet Home Front, The, 1914-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The events of World War II remain among the most tragic of the 20th century. In Eastern Europe, World War II was bloody and destructive to a degree far exceeding the experience of western Europe, or of the Mediterranean or Pacific theatres. Of all nations, it was the Soviet Union which paid by far the highest price for victory. How did Soviet society respond to the threat, then the reality of was with Germany? How did the USSR's political and economic system stand up to the colossal strain of an invasion which penetrated deep into Soviet territory, and to the immense burden of total war? How did Soviet leaders rally their people, and their resources? How did Soviet people live, work and eat in wartime? What role was played by their British and American allies? How did the wartime experience change the USSR's social, multinational, and economic order, and influence its political future? These are the questions which this book seeks to answer. The book will be published during the 50th anniversary commemorations of decisive events - the German invasion (June 1941); the battles of Leningrad (September 1941-January 1944), Moscow (September 1941 - spring 1942) and Stalingrad (August 1942 - January 1943); the Moscow "panic" (October 1941), Stalin's historic November 1941 Revolution Day speeches. The book's conclusions demonstrate that these events had consequences which are not yet over, even 50 years later. The text assumes no prior knowledge of Soviet history and is considered ideal for students, for the general reader and for teachers of Russian and Soviet history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'An unusual and valuable contribution xxx; they have made the unbelievable resistance and ultimate victory of the Soviet people in World War II understandable to people who never even remotely experienced such suffering and such sacrifices.'

Academic Library Book Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Near Fine
very nice copy; spine of dust jacket... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780582009653: Soviet Home Front, The, 1914-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0582009650 ISBN 13: 9780582009653
Publisher: Longman, 1991
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Barber, John, and Harrison, Mark
Published by Longman Pub Group (1991)
ISBN 10: 0582009642 ISBN 13: 9780582009646
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kisselburg Military Books
(Potomac, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Longman Pub Group, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. very nice copy; spine of dust jacket is slightly faded. Seller Inventory # 032881

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
82.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

John Barber, Mark Harrison
Published by Longman (1995)
ISBN 10: 0582009642 ISBN 13: 9780582009646
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Longman, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0582009642

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
1,106.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.23
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Barber, John; Harrison, Mark
Published by Longman (1995)
ISBN 10: 0582009642 ISBN 13: 9780582009646
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Longman, 1995. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0582009642-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
1,110.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds