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The Industrialisation of Russia. Vol. I: The Socialist Offensive: The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930. Vol. II: The Soviet Collective Farm, 1929-1930
The Industrialisation of Russia. Vol. I: The Socialist Offensive: The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930. Vol. II: The Soviet Collective Farm, 1929-1930
By R. W. Davies
Harvard University Press, 1980, pp

In two solid volumes Professor Davies describes with exemplary organization and detail the first phase of Stalin's collectivization campaign. A collaborator of E.H. Carr in writing the latter's monumental history of Soviet Russia in the 1920s, he carries on in the same tradition in these, the first of a projected series on the industrialization of the U.S.S.R. in the years from 1929 through 1936.