The Soviet Military Experience: A History of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991 - Warfare and History (Paperback)Roger R. Reese (author)
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It focuses on the Bolshevik Party's intention to create an army of a new type, whose aim was both to defend the people and propagate Marxist ideals to the rest of the world. It includes discussion of the:
* origins of the Workers and Peasant's Red Army
* effects of the Civil War
* Bolshevik regime's use of the military as a school of socialism
* effects of collectivization and rapid industrialisation of the 1920s and 1930s
* Second World War and its profound repercussions
* ethnic tensions within the army
* effect of Gorbachev's policies of Glasnost and Perestroika
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
"This book is a marvelous supplement to academic texts on Soviet life; no other author in recent years has tackled he same information in one historical sweep. Recommended for academic libraries."
-"Library Journal, 11/99
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