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£8.99
Published
7 March 2023
Paperback
978-1-91308-340-3
Ebook
978-1-91308-316-8
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By Sheila Fitzpatrick:

 

‘Hugely authoritative’ TLS

‘channels the pithy, punchy spirit of the great Norman Stone’ SPECTATOR

‘Close to a miracle… immensely readable’ SLAVOJ ZIZEK

From Revolution and Lenin to Stalin’s Terror, from the Great Patriotic War to Gorbachev, The Shortest History of the Soviet Union is a vivid account of the life and death of a unique empire, written by one of the world’s foremost experts.

This is a masterpiece of history writing – essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this century as well as the last.

Old Street Publishing The Shortest History of the Soviet Union

‘Hugely authoritative’ TLS

‘channels the pithy, punchy spirit of the great Norman Stone’ SPECTATOR

‘Close to a miracle… immensely readable’ SLAVOJ ZIZEK

From Revolution and Lenin to Stalin’s Terror, from the Great Patriotic War to Gorbachev, The Shortest History of the Soviet Union is a vivid account of the life and death of a unique empire, written by one of the world’s foremost experts.

This is a masterpiece of history writing – essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this century as well as the last.

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'Hugely authoritative'
TLS

 
 
  • 'Close to a miracle… full of anecdotes and lively detail, but also meeting the highest academic standards' —Slavoj Zizek
  • 'Brief and highly readable… channel[s] the pithy, punchy spirit of the great Norman Stone's short histories'
    Spectator
 
 
Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick is a leading authority on the history of the Soviet Union. She regularly contributes to the London Review of Books, and is the multi-award winning author of many books, including Everyday Stalinism, On Stalin's Team and The Russian Revolution.