Khrushchev’s Cold Summer reviewed

Khrushchev’s Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform after Stalin by Miriam Dobson is reviewed by Sarah J. Young on her blog. Young writes:

“Covering judicial, social and cultural changes as much as attitudes towards Stalin and the Party both before and after Khrushchev’s not-so-secret speech, Khrushchev’s Cold Summer provides some fascinating and unexpected insights into a society in transition, and disturbed not only by revelations about the past, but also the instability of the present and future. It also depicts a citizenry endowed with far more diversity and agency than is frequently assumed to be the case in studies of Soviet history and politics.”

Read the whole review here: Judging books by their covers

Khrushchev’s Cold Summer reviewed