“A new, important and provocatively fresh angle on the question of Russian and Soviet nationhood that is sure to inspire more study and productive scholarly debate in the future.”—Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema
“Norris' work will be invaluable to scholars both of the lubok and of wartime propaganda. His mastery of the sources and of secondary works—both Russian and Western—is most impressive.”—Nations & Nationalism
"Eminently readable ... well-researched text, lucidly written and free of theoretical digressions."—The Russian Review
Stephen M. Norris is Assistant Professor of Russian History at Miami University in Ohio.