Stalin and the Soviet Union - Book List

Four Books to Start With

McCauley, M. The Soviet Union 1917- 1991 - 2nd edition
Harlow: Longman, 1993

Service, R. The Russian Revolution 1900 - 1927 - 3rd edition
Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1999

Service, R. Stalin: A Biography
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2004

Ward, C. Stalin's Russia - 2nd edition
London: Arnold, 1999

General Works on Stalin and the Soviet Union

Applebaum, A. Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps
London: Allen Lane, 2003

Bown, M.C. Art under Stalin
Oxford: Phaidon, 1991

Bown, M.C. Socialist Realist Painting
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998

Bullock, A. Hitler and Stalin
London: Fontana, 1993

Carr, E.H. The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917 - 1929
London: Macmillan, 1979

Conquest, R. The Great Terror: A Reassessment
London: Hutchinson, 1990

Conquest, R. Stalin: Breaker of Nations
London: Phoenix, 1991

Deutscher, I. Stalin: A Political Biography
London: Oxford University Press, 1967

D'Encausse, H.C. Lenin: Revolution and Power
(A history of the Soviet Union 1917-1953. Vol.1).
London: Longman, 1982

D'Encausse, H.C. Stalin: Order through Terror
(A history of the Soviet Union 1917-1953. Vol.2).
London: Longman, 1981

Ginzburg, E. Into the Whirlwind
London: Harvill, 1999.
(A personal account of arrest and imprisonment during the 1930s)

Gorlizki, Y. & Khlevniuk, O. Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945 - 1953
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004

Hatherley, O. Landscapes of Communism: A History through Buildings
London: Allen Lane, 2015

Hosking, G. A History of the Soviet Union 1917 - 1991
London: Fontana, 1992

King, D. The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia
Edinburgh: Cannongate, 1997

Lenoe, M.E. The Kirov Murder and Soviet History
Yale: Yale University Press, 2013?

Marples, D.R. The Collapse of the Soviet Union 1985 - 1991
Harlow: Longman, 2004

Montefiore, S.S. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
London: Phoenix, 2004

Overy, R. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia
London: Allen Lane, Penguin, 2004

Patenaude, B.M. Stalin's Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky
London: Faber & Faber, 2009

Plamper, J. The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012

Rees, E. van. The Political Thought of Joseph Stalin: A Study in Twentieth Century Revolutionary Patriotism
London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002

Solzhenitsyn, A. The Gulag Archipelgo 1918 - 1956
New York: Harper & Row, 1976

Synder, T. Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
London: Bodley Head, 2010

Takhanov, A. Architecture of the Stalin Era
New York: Rizzoli, 1992

Works by Stalin Available in English

-    Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1952

-    Foundations of Leninism
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1950

-    The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1944

- Leninism: Selected Writings
London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1940

-    Problems of Leninism
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1953

-    Works. 13 vols.
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1952 - 55

-    A History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks): A Short Course
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1939
(Anonymous, but attributed to Stalin)


Orwell, G. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
London: Penguin, 1980

Orwell, G. 1984
London: Penguin, 1989

Koestler, A. Darkness at Noon
London: Cape, 1985

Pasternak, B. Doctor Zhivago
London: Collins Harvill, 1988

Solzhenitsyn, A. Cancer Ward
London: Penguin, 1981

-    The first circle
London: Collins Harvill, 1988

-    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
London: Penguin, 1975

(All this fiction is available in numerous printings and editions by many publishers. The editions given above merely reflect the copies I have on my bookshelves)

Andrew Lacey
April 2016

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