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Power and Policy in the U.S.S.R.
Power and Policy in the U.S.S.R.
By R. Conquest
St. Martin's Press, 1961, 485 pp

After an interesting introductory essay on Kremlinology--the study of the struggle for power in the Soviet Union--the author bravely, yet circumspectly, tackles some of the murky issues of the past 15 years: the Leningrad Case, the Doctors' Plot, Beria's Fall, the Anti-Party Group and Khrushchev's Ascendancy. A useful study but one which presupposes considerable familiarity with the subject on the part of the reader.