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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Edwin Bacon
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ian D. Thatcher
    Pages 22-37
  4. Mark Harrison
    Pages 38-67
  5. Mike Bowker
    Pages 90-109
  6. John Gooding
    Pages 188-202
  7. Edwin Bacon, Mark Sandle
    Pages 203-217
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 218-233

About this book

Introduction

Leonid Brezhnev was leader of the Soviet Union for almost two decades when it was at the height of its powers. This book is a long overdue reappraisal of Brezhnev the man and the system over which he ruled. By incorporating much of the new material available in Russian, it challenges the received wisdom about the Brezhnev years, and provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of one of the twentieth century's most neglected political leaders.

Keywords

20. Jahrhundert 20th century growth Russia socialism Soviet Union Third World Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Edwin Bacon
    • 1
  • Mark Sandle
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.De Montfort UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230501089
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42024-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50108-9
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