The Shadow of War: Russia and the USSR, 1941 to the present
August 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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“Lovell, in particular, has written an accomplished and stimulating book.” (European History Quarterly, 2012)
“There are different ways to write a survey of Russian history, and most of them have been tried many times. Yet Simon Dixon, the editor of this excellent three-volume series, has invited his authors to do something new.” (Slavonic and East European Review, 1 April 2012)
"Stephen Lovell's The Shadow of War is a work of a different kind: a textbook which should appeal also to a general readership. It is both a social and political history and provides an excellent synthesis of the Russian experience from the Second World War to the present." (History Today, 1 August 2011)
|"Shadow of War is an astute topical approach to Soviet/Russian history from 1941 to the beginnings of the Medvedev presidency in 2008. Its clarity and first-rate scholarship make it exceptionally enlightening on major socioeconomic and national conditions and post-Soviet matters generally." (Michigan War Studies Review, November 2010)|
—Geoffrey Hosking, Emeritus Professor, University College London
"An extremely sure-footed and gracefully written interpretation of the last sixty years of Soviet/Russian history. Lovell exhibits much razor-sharp wit and insight, although almost never at the expense of his subjects. He views Soviet leaders and ordinary citizens from the standpoint of a western observer, but also steps back to observe himself observing his subjects, a perspective all too rare in textbooks."
—Lewis Siegelbaum, Michigan State University
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