The Cold War: The Bear Grows Claws

05 Dec 2016

On Monday, December 5, 2016, we were joined again by Mark Albertson for the second lecture in his Cold War series.

Today’s lecture surrounds The Cold War from the perspective of the Motherland. Starting with Stalin’s program of Forced Industrialization in 1928, the rise to power of the Soviet Union from a backward peasant economy to the world’s second leading industrial power will be traced. The presentation will then progress through the 1950s to the collapse of 1990-91.

About the presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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