To discuss the impact of Gorbachev, I am joined on the line today by Peter Kenez, who is Professor of History emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Kenez’s interest in Soviet Russia encompasses aspects such as the mass mobilisation of support for the war, as well as soviet society and cinema. His most recent works include “A History of the Soviet Union from beginning to end”, an excellent core text, and “Hungary, from the Nazis to the Soviets.”
Professor Kenez' "A History of the Soviet Union" is a very interesting and lively read, and can be found on Amazon HERE. He has also written a number of other books on Soviet society including: "The Birth of the Propaganda State", "Hungary: From the Nazis to the Soviets", and "Cinema and Soviet Society".
Finally, for those of you studying the Holocaust, Professor Kenez has also written a book tracing the origins of the Holocaust to the enlightenment ideas of the 18th Century. "The Coming of the Holocaust" gives a fantastic insight into the causes of one of the worst atrocities in human history, and can be bought HERE.
Once again, any comments are much appreciated. Mr F
Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right! Mobile users will need to follow these or click on the image.