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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1978-01-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

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This portrait by two noted Soviet authors and dissidents of Nikita Khrushchev's years in power reveals the former leader of the Soviet Union as a decisive, even impetuous, innovator, a side of him little known before in the West. Khrushchev emerges as a man impatient to destroy Stalinism, to remedy defects in the Soviet system, and to solve the problems of Soviet agriculture. As no other book before it, Khrushchev brings into focus the many sides of the shrewd and complex Soviet leader and the interrelation between Soviet politics and agricultural policy that brought about his removal from power.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
the Stalin Inheritancep. 1
Victims of the Stalin Erap. 13
Agricultural Reformsp. 24
the Challenge of the Westp. 38
the Power Strugglep. 46
Agricultural """"Miracles""""p. 56
Khrushchev Ascendantp. 66
Khrushchev Overridingp. 81
Fiasco in Riazan Oblastp. 94
the Soviet-American Hybridp. 102
the Agricultural """"Miracles"""" Under a Cloudp. 117
the Men Around Khrushchevp. 129
""""Reforms"""" That Started a Political Crisisp. 143
the Sour Taste of Failurep. 159
Exit Khrushchevp. 171
After Khrushchevp. 180
Indexp. 191
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