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  1. JOURNAL ARTICLES ARE AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY ON JSTOR, OR THROUGH EJS, Project MUSE, informaworld.com and IngentaConnect. You can search for articles via the Library catalogue or use their 'Full text finder' link on the Intranet Library page to search for a specific article via the journal titles or to browse a particular journal.

  2. Introductory works 5 items
    1. The Stalin years: the Soviet Union 1929-1953 - Evan Mawdsley 2003

      Book  (a good introductory text)

    2. Stalinism - Graeme J. Gill 1998

      Book 

    3. The Stalin years: a reader - Christopher Read 2003

      Book  (a useful collection of essays)

    4. Stalinism: the essential readings 2002

      Book 

    5. Stalin and Stalinism - Alan Wood 1990

      Book 

  3. Stalin: biographies 15 items
    1. Stalin: new biography of a dictator - O. V. Khlevni͡ìuk, Nora Seligman Favorov 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Stalin: A Biography - Robert Service 2010

      Book 

    3. Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928 - Stephen Kotkin 2015

      Book 

    4. Stalin Vol. 2: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 - Stephen Kotkin 2018

      Book 

    5. Stalin: Profiles in Power - Hiroaki Kuromiya 2005

      Book 

    6. Stalin: the court of the Red Tsar - Simon Sebag Montefiore 2014

      Book 

    7. Stalin in power: the revolution from above 1928-1941 - Robert C. Tucker 1992

      Book 

    8. The unknown Stalin - RoÄ̆± A. Medvedev, Zhores A. Medvedev 2002

      Book 

    9. Stalin: a political biography - Isaac Deutscher 1966

      Book 

    10. Stalin's letters to Molotov, 1925-1936 - I. Stalin, V. M. Molotov, Lars T. Lih, Oleg V. Naumov c1995

      Book 

    11. The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and its Members 1917-1991 - Evan Mawdsley, Stephen White, Oxford University Press 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    12. Molotov: Stalin's cold warrior - Geoffrey Roberts 2012

      Book 

    13. Molotov remembers: inside Kremlin politics : conversations with Felix Chuev - Feliks Ivanovich Chuev, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich Molotov, Albert Resis 1993 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  4. Industrialisation and collectivisation 8 items
    1. Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization - Stephen Kotkin, American Council of Learned Societies 1997, c1995 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Stakhanovism and the Soviet Economy - R. W. Davies and Oleg Khlevnyuk 2002

      Article 

    3. Social dimensions of Soviet industrialization - William G. Rosenberg, Lewis H. Siegelbaum c1993

      Book 

  5. Terror 14 items
    1. The great fear: Stalin's terror of the 1930s - James R. Harris 2016

      Book 

    2. Stalinist terror: new perspectives - J. Arch Getty, Roberta Thompson Manning 1993

      Book 

    3. The Great Terror: a reassessment - Robert Conquest 1992

      Book 

    4. Signals from Below: Soviet Letters of Denunciation of the 1930s - Sheila Fitzpatrick 1996

      Article  (you will find this entire special issue, ‘Practices of Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989’, useful, and especially another article on Soviet denunciations in it by Vladimir Kozlov.)

    5. Gulag: a history of the Soviet camps - Anne Applebaum 2003

      Book 

    6. Contending with Stalinism: Soviet power and popular resistance in the 1930s - Lynne Viola 2002

      Book 

  6. Public culture, private life 27 items
    1. The whisperers: private life in Stalin's Russia - Orlando Figes 2007

      Book 

    2. Stalinism: new directions - Sheila Fitzpatrick 2000

      Book 

    3. Women in the Stalin era - Melanie Ilič 2001

      Book 

    4. Children's world: growing up in Russia, 1890-1991 - Catriona Kelly 2007

      Book 

    5. Closer to the masses: Stalinist culture, social revolution, and Soviet newspapers - Matthew E. Lenoe, American Council of Learned Societies 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    6. Constructing Russian culture in the age of revolution, 1881-1940 - Catriona Kelly, David Shepherd 1998

      Book 

    7. The Stalin cult - Jan Plamper 2012

      Book 

    8. Small comrades: revolutionizing childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 - Lisa A. Kirschenbaum 2001

      Book Recommended

  7. Great Patriotic War 9 items
    1. Russia's war - R. J. Overy 1999

      Book 

    2. Ivan's war: the Red Army 1939-1945 - Catherine Merridale 2006

      Book 

    3. Stalingrad - Antony Beevor 1998

      Book 

    4. Leningrad During the Great Patriotic War - V. M. Koval'chuk, A. I. Rupasov, A. N. Chistikov 10/2013

      Article 

  8. Late Stalinism 24 items
    1. The shadow of war: Russia and the USSR, 1941 to the present - Stephen Lovell 2010

      Book 

    2. In Stalin's time: middleclass values in Soviet fiction - Vera Sandomirsky Dunham 1990

      Book 

    3. Stalin's secret pogrom: the postwar inquisition of the Jewish anti-Fascist committee - Joshua Rubenstein, V. P. Naumov 2005

      Book 

    4. The living & the dead: the rise and fall of the cult of World War II in Russia - Nina Tumarkin, American Council of Learned Societies c1994 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Russian war films: on the cinema front, 1914-2005 - Denise J. Youngblood c2007

      Book 

  9. Nationalities 6 items
  10. International Relations and the Cold War 6 items
    1. Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1949 - Martin McCauley 2016

      Book 

    2. A failed empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev - V. M. Zubok c2007

      Book 

    3. Inside the Kremlin's cold war: from Stalin to Khrushchev - V. M. Zubok, Konstantin Pleshakov, American Council of Learned Societies 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  11. Useful websites 5 items
    1. Cold War International History Project

      Webpage  A rich source of documents and primary materials, as well as academic articles on the Cold War, bringing to light especially the previously unavailable sources from the Soviet side.

    2. Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

      Website  A superb source giving an engaging introduction to a rich variety of important events and themes in Soviet history in a chronological order. Select a year and then a topic (‘a moment’), and then explore the original documents, useful links, images and even sounds associated with it. You can, for instance, watch the 1930s advertisement of Soviet Champagne.

    3. Professor Mark Harrison’s publications on war, security and secrecy (University of Warwick)

      Webpage  look out for preprints and postprints of articles and book chapters. Professor Harrison is a renowned expert of the Soviet defence complex, security, economic history (especially of WWII) and secrecy. He has published extensively on these topics. Remember to give full and proper references to each publication.

    4. Fordham University Russian Revolution Sourcebooks

      Webpage  Use this source for primary documents on the Revolution and the Stalin period.