Readership: Students, scholars, baby boomers, and general readers interested in Soviet history, Russian history, the Cold War, and the world since 1945.
Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Donald J. Raleigh is Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Revolution on the Volga, Experiencing Russia's Civil War, and Russia's Sputnik Generation.
Chapter 1: The Real Nuclear Threat: Soviet Families in Transition
Chapter 2: Overtaking America in School: Educating the Builders of Communism
Chapter 3: "Unconscious Agents of Change": Soviet Childhood Creates the Cynical Generation
Chapter 4: The Baby Boomers Come of Age
Chapter 5: Living Soviet during the Brezhnev-Era Stagnation
Chapter 6: "But then everything fell apart": Gorbachev Remakes the Soviet Dream
Chapter 7: Surviving Russia's Great Depression
Conclusion: "It's they who have always held Russia together"