"[O]ffers convincing arguments for the transformation of the postwar generation of the Soviet Union. Furthermore, her book is a major contribution to a growing literature that helps our understanding of how and why the Soviet Union collapsed." --The Historian
"A substantial contribution to the growing field of 'youth studies'...Stalin's Last Generation
is an engaging, informative and thoroughly researched work of scholarship that deserves the attention of anyone interested in post-war Soviet culture in general, and youth culture in particular." --Slavic and East European Journal
"The book is a rich analysis of a generation that has undergone little previous study. ... Stalin's Last Generation
is a very well-written monograph drawing on a variety of
sources. ... The book makes a considerable contribution to existing research on cultural aspects of the Cold War era and to the current debate on what chronological framework can best serve our understanding of the character of postwar Soviet society." --Journal of Cold War Studies
About the Author
Juliane Furst graduated from Oxford and the LSE. Subsequently, she was a lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford, and a Junior Research Fellow at St. John's Collge, Oxford. She is currently lecturer in 20th Century History at the University of Bristol.