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Ulam, Adam B. 1922-2000

Overview
Works: 146 works in 855 publications in 8 languages and 24,553 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: DK266, 327.47
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Most widely held works about Adam B Ulam
 
Most widely held works by Adam B Ulam
Expansion and coexistence; the history of Soviet foreign policy, 1917-67 by Adam B Ulam( Book )

65 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren, født i Polen 1922, er i dag professor ved Harvard universitetet og medlem af dettes "russiske forskningscenter". Et halvt århundredes historie (Sovjets) indenfor især udenrigspolitik og diplomati gennemgås fra 1917 via Brest-Litovsk traktaten, 20'erne og 30'ernes politik, Ikke-angrebspagten med Hitler, 2. Verdenskrig, den "kolde krig" til de stadig spegede Øst/Vest relationer af idag (1968)
Stalin : the man and his era by Adam B Ulam( Book )

59 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed portrait of the complex Russian leader that probes his psychological motivations and legacy
The Bolsheviks : the intellectual and political history of the triumph of communism in Russia by Adam B Ulam( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive treatment which traces the course of the Bolshevik movement through birth, exile, inner dissension, unexpected opportunity-and, at the hour of its triumph, self-betrayal. Includes portraits of such figures as Nicholas I, Belinsky, Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin
Patterns of government; the major political systems of Europe by Samuel H Beer( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The communists : the story of power and lost illusions, 1948-1991 by Adam B Ulam( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rise and fall of the Communists is unparalleled in modern history. After reaching the heights of power, and, at one time, ruling over one third of mankind, Communism lies in absolute shambles, the victim of the complete bankruptcy of the theory and praxis underlying the Soviet system itself. Adam B. Ulam's extraordinary new book recounts the saga of what led to this demise, starting with the postwar period of 1948 up until 1991, when the USSR cracked asunder and came to its last gasp. The Communists is a stunning reconstruction that includes a reconsideration of Stalin's notion of Communism as an instrument of his own power. There is also a penetrating analysis--often missed by most historians--of the cult of Tito, who, as "the first heretic," played a critical role in challenging the Soviet Union and holding Stalin at bay. Even more revealing is Ulam's compelling portrayal of China in this period: its long and complex relationship with the Soviet Union; the driving force of the cold and calculating Mao, who was a central figure from the beginning of the Soviet-Chinese alliance until the "great divide"; the irreversible rift between Moscow and Beijing, which had enormous implications for international Communism. The portrait of Mao drawn here will rank as one of the most important in contemporary literature. Ulam also develops the provocative theme of how the Soviets and the Chinese secretly played off the strengths and weaknesses of each other. The Communists further elaborates on the difficulties of coexistence, Khrushchev's attempts at reforms, the stagnation under Brezhnev, the effects of the rise of the Solidarity movement in Poland, the chronic "withering away" of the economy, the advent of Gorbachev, the failure of perestroika and glasnost to save the Soviet Union, which led to the final and total unraveling--one of the great cataclysms of the twentieth century. This major work by one of our most renowned Sovietologists is certain to be a classic that will, along with his other books, be read for decades to come
Dangerous relations : the Soviet Union in world politics, 1970-1982 by Adam B Ulam( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Ulam har tidligere skrevet om sovjetiske politiske forhold, bl.a. "Expansion and Coexistence" og "The Bolsheviks". I denne bog beskrives tolv års sovjetisk politik, herunder Mellemøsten, Afghanistan, Afrika og Polen samt den tiltagende usikkerhed over for Kina
Russia's failed revolutions : from the Decembrists to the dissidents by Adam B Ulam( Book )

17 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfinished revolution; an essay on the sources of influence of Marxism and communism by Adam B Ulam( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of the people : prophets and conspirators in prerevolutionary Russia by Adam B Ulam( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideologies and illusions : revolutionary thought from Herzen to Solzhenitsyn by Adam B Ulam( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and German and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a book of keen perception, Ulam examines one hundred years of Russian revolutionary thought and the people who shaped and were caught up in it. Ulam displays an unusual ability to get at the central facets of the Soviet mind as it evolved and was encapsulated in history. We understand more fully why the Russians signed a treaty with Hitler; feared Titoism; built a Berlin Wall, rattled missiles, then signed a nuclear-test-ban treaty with President Kennedy; and why detente was fostered when Nixon was President
The new face of Soviet totalitarianism by Adam B Ulam( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: UlamAdam B.: Adam B. Ulam was Gurney Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University
Titoism and the Cominform by Adam B Ulam( Book )

29 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and German and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: UlamAdam B.: Adam B. Ulam was Gurney Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University
The unfinished revolution : Marxism and communism in the modern world by Adam B Ulam( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical foundations of English socialism by Adam B Ulam( Book )

25 editions published between 1950 and 1968 in English and Japanese and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: UlamAdam B.: Adam B. Ulam was Gurney Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University
The fall of the American university by Adam B Ulam( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Soviet Russia by Adam B Ulam( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kirov affair by Adam B Ulam( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 1, 1934, Sergei Kirov, a leading member of the Politburo and close associate of Stalin, was found dead in the Kremlin. The truth of his death has never been known
Lenin and the Bolsheviks: the intellectual and political history of the triumph of communism in Russia by Adam B Ulam( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bolsheviks : the intellectual and political history of the triumph of communism in Russia : with a new preface by Adam B Ulam( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Cold War : a historian's personal reflections by Adam B Ulam( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding the Cold War is the story of a man and an epoch. Its telling moves between detailed personal history and an Olympian assessment of the origins, significant events, and outcome of the Cold War. Professor Ulam describes his hometown, family, and early education, as well as his departure, with his brother, for the U.S. just days before the Nazi invasion of Poland would have trapped them. Then follows reminiscences of his college and Harvard years, all rich with anecdote and insight, and his thoughts as an acknowledged expert on Soviet affairs. The volume offers basic antidotes to simplistic explanations. Whether discussing the Kirov assassination or the Moscow Trials of the so-called Trotskyist Bloc, or the nationalist basis of disputes between China and Russia during the Vietnam War period, Ulam avoids the sensational and the speculative in favor of the the empirical and the evidentiary.The core segments of the work review the Cold War from the belly of the Stalinist and later post-Stalinist communist system. And in a section entitled "The Beginning of the End," Ulam discusses the Gorbachev interregnum and the early years of the transition from communism to democracy. He well appreciates how the ease of the transition does not betoken a simple movement to the democratic camp. In contemplating the changing nature of the new political configuration, one could hardly have a better guide to clarity and authenticity than Adam Ulam.Reviewing Understanding the Cold War, Stephen Kotkin, director of Princeton's Russian Studies Program, observed "...And whereas some celebrated analysts, such as John Maynard Keynes, had dismissed Marxism as 'illogical and dull,' Ulam highlighted the doctrine's intricacy and comprehensiveness, which, he argued, explained its attraction not just to peasants, but also to intellectuals.""--Provided by publisher
 
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Ideologies and illusions : revolutionary thought from Herzen to Solzhenitsyn
Alternative Names
Adam Bruno Ulam US-amerikanischer Historiker und Politologe polnischer Herkunft

Adam Ulam historiador polaco

Adam Ulam historien polonais

Adam Ulam polski i amerykański politolog, historyk, sowietolog i profesor

Adam Ulam Pools historicus van de moderne tijd (1922-2000)

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The Bolsheviks : the intellectual and political history of the triumph of communism in RussiaIdeologies and illusions : revolutionary thought from Herzen to SolzhenitsynA history of Soviet RussiaThe Bolsheviks : the intellectual and political history of the triumph of communism in Russia : with a new prefaceUnderstanding the Cold War : a historian's personal reflections