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The red atlas : how the Soviet Union secretly mapped the world / John Davies, Alexander J. Kent ; foreword by James Risen.

Davies, John (John Michael), 1942- (author.). Kent, Alexander, 1977- (author.). Risen, James, (writer of foreword.).

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  • ISBN: 9780226389578
  • ISBN: 022638957X
  • Physical Description: xiii, 234 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and indexes.
Contents: Introduction: Why this book is a detective story -- War and peace : the background of the story... from Napoleon's march on Moscow to the collapse of the Soviet Union -- Capturing the world... on paper : describing the style, content, and symbology of the Red Army's maps of the world -- Plots and plans : the overt and covert methods of the Soviet cartographers -- Resurrection : the discovery of the maps after the fall of the Soviet Union and their continuing significance today -- Appendix 1: Examples of maps of various series and scales -- Appendix 2: References and resources -- Appendix 3: Translation of typical city plan "Spravka" -- Appendix 4: Translation of typical topographic map "Spravka" -- Appendix 5: Symbols and annotation -- Appendix 6: Glossary of common terms and abbreviations -- Appendix 7: Print codes -- Appendix 8: Secrecy and control.
Subject: Cartography > Political aspects > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > History > Maps.
Atlases > Soviet Union.

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