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Author: Leonard Bertram Schapiro
ISBN13: 978-0394470146
Title: The Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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Language: English
Publisher: Random House; Enlarged 2nd edition (1970)
Pages: 686

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union by Leonard Bertram Schapiro

Publication date 1960. Topics Kommunisticheskaia partiia Sovetskogo Soiuza. Publisher New York, Random House. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

He taught for many years at the London School of Economics, where he was Professor of Political Science with Special Reference to Russian Studies. He was chairman of the Institute for the Study of Conflict in 1970.

He was in his 70's and very imposing. For him the Russian revolution was just yesterday. I wonder if he lived to see the fall of communism. He taught for many years at the London School of Economics, where he was Professor of Political Science with Special Reference to Russian Studies.

and the future, Turgenev, his life and times, Rationalism and nationalism in Russian nineteenth-century political thought, Political opposition in one-party states. Les Bolchéviks et l'opposition: origines de l'absolutisme communiste, premier stade, 1917-1922.

It is a MUST for any responsible citizen who is attempting to fathom the purposes and mothods of the Communist leadership in Russia today. After his death, some of his scattered articles were collected in the volume Russian Studies (1987).

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1970. He wrote many books about communism, particularly in the context of the Soviet Union.

When he died in London in 1983 the Western world lost an erudite scholar, a cultivated citizen and a gentleman of modesty,. generosity, and integrity. In 1960 he brought out The Communist Party of the Soviet Union. This 600-page work, though not as tightly organic as his first one, was bold in scope and triumphantly successful in its aims. It quickly established for him a worldwide reputation as one of. At the age of 6, he and his family were forced to live in the streets after his father had a row with the landlord of his house.

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I obtained this book as a paperback in about 1972. This book was first published by Random House in 1960 as a hard bound book. A second edition of the book was published in 1971 in a paperback format. The second paperback edition had been "revised and expanded" to include new information bringing the history of the Soviet Communist Party up to the Brezhnev and Kosygin era.

Over my life since obtaining this book, I have moved to many different locations. This has required that I box up all my books. Sometimes it takes a while for me to un-box my books. However, I have always kept this book close at hand to be unpacked first in my new location. This is a book that has been a constant companion of mine no matter where I live. I have used this book as a reference book more often than any other book that I have ever owned.

Because of the heavy use of the book, and because it is a paperback it is quite worn. I have always preferred to have hard bound copies of the books in my library and I have long wanted to upgrade this book to a hard bound copy. However, the trouble is that the only hardbound copies of the book that, I could find were the 1960 first editions books, which would not include all the revisions and enlargements that are contained only in the paperback second edition. However, through Amazon.com I was able to find a find hardbound copy of the 1970 revised and enlarged edition of the book. Now I can use the hardbound book as my reference book and relegate the old paperback to permanent retirement on the shelves of my library.

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As an undergraduate, My major was in Political Science and my minor in History. The area of largest area of concentration in my minor was the History of Russia and the Soviet Union. When I first bought this book in 1972, I had little awareness that the book would become one of the most utilized books in my library. Soon after obtaining the book, I read it straight through. However, the book has become much more useful to me over the years as a reference book. The Appendices in this "1971" newly revised and enlarged" version of the book is the reason why. The Appendices contain lists of dates of all the Party Congresses and Party Conferences, Diagrams of the organization of the Party Secretariat, lists of all the changes in the members and candidate members of the Politburo and Presidium and a great deal of information.

All this information gathered in one volume has led me to refer to this book many times over the years and required me to keep it close at hand. Accordingly, the book is currently with me in Arlington Va. and not in my main library in my primary house in Charleston, West Virginia. Because this 1971 edition of the book is in paperback, I have attempted to purchase a hard bound volume of the same book. However, I have found that the 1970 hardbound version of this book does not contain the Appendices of the "revised and enlarged" 1971 version of the book. Accordingly, while the 1970 hard bound version of this book remains in my main library in West Virginia it is the 1971 paper back version that continues to travel with me.