Even the retail sector became part of the second Five Year Plan imposed on the Soviet Union by Stalin.
Should the finger of blame be pointed at the marmot for the global spread of the plague?
Today’s Featured Articles
How did bookselling develop from the preserve of the elite to the Amazon marketplace? It is due, in large part, to the actions of one man.
The high-stakes world of pirate publishing.
We remember the Dutch Golden Age for its paintings – which may be why so few realise that it was Europe’s publishing powerhouse.
Volume 71 Issue 3 March 2021
In the March issue:
The Venner Rebellion, Madam Butterfly and the Forging of Japanese Identity, 1771: Britain Between Continents, Fancy Dress, Litigious Lives, Haiti’s ‘Zombies, Cannibals and Werewolves’, Soviet Shopping, Marmots.
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