Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile



The automobile and Soviet communism made an odd couple. The quintessential symbol of American economic might and consumerism never achieved iconic status as an engine of Communist progress, in part because it posed an awkward challenge to some basic assumptions of Soviet ideology and practice. In this rich and often witty book, Lewis H. Siegelbaum recounts the life of the Soviet automobile and in the process gives us a fresh perspective on the history and fate of the USSR itself. Based on…



Cars For Comrades

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Lewis H. Siegelbaum | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 0801446384
ISBN 13 : 9780801446382

Deeply researched and engagingly told, this masterful and entertaining biography of the Soviet automobile provides a new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconicâ€..


Cars For Comrades

Pub Date : 2008-02-25 | Author : Lewis H. Siegelbaum | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 0801461480
ISBN 13 : 9780801461484

The automobile and Soviet communism made an odd couple. The quintessential symbol of American economic might and consumerism never achieved iconic status as an engine of Communist ..


Cars For Comrades

Pub Date : 2008-02-25 | Author : L. H. Siegelbaum | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801461002
ISBN 13 : 0801461006

The automobile and Soviet communism made an odd couple. The quintessential symbol of American economic might and consumerism never achieved iconic status as an engine of Communist ..


Russian Motor Vehicles

Pub Date : 2011-04-15 | Author : Maurice A. Kelly | Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN 10 : 9781845843007
ISBN 13 : 1845843002

A book concerning Russian Limousines, and the Chinese models that were initially derived from them, has never been attempted before. This book investigates the whole story of why t..


The Socialist Car

Pub Date : 2013-04-18 | Author : Lewis H. Siegelbaum | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801463228
ISBN 13 : 080146322X

Across the Soviet Bloc, from the 1960s until the collapse of communism, the automobile exemplified the tension between the ideological imperatives of political authorities and the ..


Cars Of The Soviet Union

Pub Date : 2008-08-15 | Author : Andy Thompson | Publisher : Haynes Pubns

ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132186425
ISBN 13 :

The story of the Soviet Union’s cars has to be seen in the context of a planned society in a vast, relatively undeveloped territory in which everything was planned well in advanc..


Club Red

Pub Date : 2013-04-26 | Author : Diane P. Koenker | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801467721
ISBN 13 : 0801467721

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia 1917 armed with an ideology centered on the power of the worker. From the beginning, however, Soviet leaders also realized the need for rest and..


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