Robert Service, 17 March 1988
Show More Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World by Mikhail Gorbachev.
Collins, 254 pp., £12.95, November 1987, 0 00 215660 1Show More
The Birth of Stalinism: The USSR on the Eve of the ‘Second Revolution’ by Michal Reiman, translated by George Saunders.
Tauris, 188 pp., £24.50, November 1987, 1 85043 066 7Show More
Stalin in October: The Man who Missed the Revolution by Robert Slusser.
Johns Hopkins, 281 pp., £20.25, December 1987, 0 8018 3457 0Show More
“... the Soviet Union and the West; and the neglect throughout the Twenties of certain key industries. Michal Reiman takes a gloomier view. His book is based on the well-informed émigré Menshevik press and on the German Foreign Ministry archives. He reproduces several key documents which are said to have been passed by Moscow-based German agents to ...”