Stuck on Communism

Stuck on Communism

This memoir by one of the foremost scholars of the Soviet period spans three continents and more than half a century—from the 1950s when Lewis Siegelbaum's father was a victim of McCarthyism up through the implosion of the Soviet Union and beyond. Siegelbaum recreates journeys of discovery and self-discovery in the tumult of student rebellion at Columbia University during the Vietnam War, graduate study at Oxford, and Moscow at the height of détente. His story takes the reader into the Soviet archives, the coalfields of eastern Ukraine, and the newly independent Uzbekistan. An intellectual autobiography that is also a biography of the field of Anglophone Soviet history, Stuck on Communism is a guide for how to lead a life on the Left that integrates political and professional commitments. Siegelbaum reveals the attractiveness of Communism as an object of study and its continued relevance decades after its disappearance from the landscape of its origin. Through the journey of a book that is in the end a romance, Siegelbaum discovers the truth in the notion that no matter what historians take as their subject, they are always writing about themselves.

Download Now


Author
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date
ISBN 1501747398
Pages 216 pages
Rating 4.5/5 (97 users)

More Books:

Stuck on Communism
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-15 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

GET EBOOK

This memoir by one of the foremost scholars of the Soviet period spans three continents and more than half a century—from the 1950s when Lewis Siegelbaum's fa
Stuck on Communism
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lewis Siegelbaum
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

The Frozen Revolution: Poland
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Frank Gibney
Categories: Poland
Type: BOOK - Published: 1959 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

Investigation of Communism in New York City Distributive Trades
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
Categories: Clerks
Type: BOOK - Published: 1948 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

The Great American Novel
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Philip Roth
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-21 - Publisher: Vintage

GET EBOOK

Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman, John Baal, "The Babe Ruth of the Big House," who never hit a
Journalism in Transition - Is the Czech Press developing into a democratic media market?
Language: en
Pages: 19
Authors: Birte Müller-Heidelberg
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-13 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

GET EBOOK

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Eastern Europe, grade: B, Charles University in Prague (Sociology Fa
German Communism, Workers’ Protest, and Labor Unions
Language: en
Pages: 570
Authors: Larry Peterson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-02-28 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

GET EBOOK

This book examines the rise of the German Communist Party in the crucial period between the Kapp Putsch and the stabilization of the Weimar Republic. Based on e
Dislocation and Reorientation
Language: de
Pages: 330
Authors: Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01 - Publisher: Rodopi

GET EBOOK

Dislocation and the need for radical reorientation are central experiences in 20th-century German history. Much of German culture has also consisted of reflecti
The Crisis of the German Left
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Peter Thompson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

GET EBOOK

Using Nietzsche's categories of monumentalist, antiquarian and critical history, the author examines the historical and theoretical contexts of the collapse of
Symbolic Traces of Communist Legacy in Post-Socialist Hungary
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Lisa Pope Fischer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-13 - Publisher: BRILL

GET EBOOK

Lisa Pope Fischer looks at ways the Communist era fit present-day society revealing an aging population’s life experiences, the politics of everyday practices