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Good thesis on the viability of Socialism as an economic and political model. Very little (if any) propaganda.Published 1 month ago by Turkish Rabbi
I don't understand the good comments here... The book is very sporadic and much of it is irrelevant details and page fillers... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Manar Sadek
I really enjoyed this book, and found it so informative on the topic of mid-century Soviet life. I wanted it to be longer and develop itself more, however. Read morePublished 3 months ago by E. Taylor
Not a novel and not history but a little of both. Each section of the book is introduced with a brief but brilliant historical recap of the period. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Desmond
This is a history of the Soviet Union during the time of Krushchev holding up to our minds the possibility that for one golden Camelotian moment the Soviet Economy actually worked. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles W. Riendeau
I enjoyed this book greatly, until I got about 75% into it and reached the end. A full quarter of the book consists of end notes that I would have greatly enjoyed reading, but... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charlie
This is a very good and unusual book. It sits in a way in between social history and ﬁction. The author describes it variously as a novel whose hero is an idea, that of optimal... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Benedito Silva neto
I especially liked the insider view of the Soviet system. To see it through the eyes of hopeful bureaucrats, scientists, etc, is to help understand how they could possibly have... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer