Matthew Lenoe traces the origins of Stalinist mass culture to newspaper journalism in the late 1920s. In examining the transformation of Soviet newspapers during the New Economic Policy and the First Five Year Plan, Lenoe tells a dramatic story of purges, political intrigues, and social upheaval. Deeply researched and lucidly written, this book is a major contribution to the literature on Soviet culture and society.

Closer to the Masses 2004, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674013193

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