Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath Paperback – Feb 28 2001

5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Feb 28 2001
CDN$ 59.15 CDN$ 0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:


Save an Additional 10% on Textbooks When you Join Amazon Student

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 5 edition (Feb. 28 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765603977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765603975
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 617 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
like fellow reviewer Joshua Gaines, i bought this book for a class (minored in Russian History), and again i agree that this book is more than a standard history text book.
point-by-point the motivation for the establishment of the Soviet Union is outlined with complete objectivity and very little 20-20 hindsight criticism. Kort explores every facet of the transition from complete autocracy to socialist society with great detail throughout every era from Stalin's failed 5-year plans to Gorbachev's perestroika which actually ended the existance of the USSR.
even for the casual history buff this is a great guide and insightful read.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Like probably everyone who has read this, I bought it for a class. However, this book is unlike every other textbook I've read, in that it's actually *fun* to read. I'd probably have read it on my own had I known about it before.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ba8aca8) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b47339c) out of 5 stars user-friendly guide to the Soviet Union July 16 2004
By Kate C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
i bought this book for a class (minored in Russian History), and this book is more than a standard history text book.

point-by-point the motivation for the establishment of the Soviet Union is outlined with complete objectivity and very little 20-20 hindsight criticism. Kort explores every facet of the transition from complete autocracy to socialist society with great detail throughout every era from Stalin's failed 5-year plans to Gorbachev's perestroika which actually ended the existance of the USSR.

even for the casual history buff this is a great guide and insightful read.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b623bf4) out of 5 stars Not just a textbook Feb. 5 2003
By Joshua Gaines - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Like probably everyone who has read this, I bought it for a class. However, this book is unlike every other textbook I've read, in that it's actually *fun* to read. I'd probably have read it on my own had I known about it before.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b5891ec) out of 5 stars 5 stars for this baby Oct. 27 2007
By Harmonious - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bravo Mr. Kort! This was a delightful book to read. This book is accessible to everyone without it having been watered down. The sentences are clear and elegant; I was able to read effortlessly throughout the whole text. I did not detect any biases from the author and he seemed fair and accurate all the way through.

Factually, the book is in sync with other books with related or similar subjects that I have happened to read. I bought a copy of the 5th edition (2001) and I wonder if it is still being updated. The story is riveting. Michael Kort rendered a masterpiece with this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b5fe7c8) out of 5 stars Great book. May 7 2013
By Dwight - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love the details and the historical accuracy in this book. It has helped me a lot especially for those who are taking the DSST exam. If you like pictures, I would check out the "Faces of a Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991" but don't rely on that book alone as it is not as detailed compared to this but you can check out (if you like pictures with details) "Just the Facts: World History: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union" DVD. Best of luck!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaac8bce4) out of 5 stars THE Definitive Guide Nov. 30 2010
By Christopher A. Leach - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you need a comprehensive overview of the tsarist Russia/Soviet Union/post-collapse Russia, from pre-revolutionary foment to Putin's return to authoritarianism, this is the book for you. Kort is poignant, lively and always informative. You will want to tag this book and keep it readily handy in your library.


Feedback