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If you want to know how a major interior Russian city functioned (or didn't) during the Stalin era, this is the work, not only to read, but to serve as a useful reference.Published 8 months ago by John Booth
Fabulous book that is extremely well written and based on extensive research.Published 10 months ago by John A. Dalpino
I found the book insightful. Kotkin attempts to walk between the two major theses that is between a totalitarian regime and utter chaos. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Chris
- originated not in Dubcek's reform Czechoslovakia, but in Stalin's USSR, says Professor Stephen Kotkin. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by R. L. Huff
Très bon livre, livré en bon état et rapidement. Analyse détaillée et sourcée d'une "improvisation-urbanistique". Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Pierre
Stephen Kotkin's "Magnetic Mountain" is a Foucault-inspired attempt at describing the civilization known as Stalinism from the 'bottom up', and to give expression to the language,... Read morePublished on April 6, 2007 by M. A. Krul
This is an incredible work of scholarship that is also incredibly entertaining. Kotkin paints a detailed portrait of life in the Soviet Union's steel city under Stalin and places... Read morePublished on September 20, 2005 by G. Brown
That's an important book on Stalinism and Soviet Union. It presents new extremely interesting and well documented information about key aspects of life and politics mainly during... Read morePublished on July 10, 2003
THIS IS the story of Magnitogorsk, an industrial city built from nothing in the Urals. Its site had long been known as Magnitnaia gora, 'magnetic mountain', because the iron ore... Read morePublished on July 31, 2001 by William Podmore