Moshe Lewin was born in Wilno, Poland in 1921. He graduated with B. A. from the Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 1961 and earned his Ph.D. from Sorbonne, Paris, in 1964. He was Director of Study École des hautes études, Paris, from 1965 to 1966 and senior fellow of Columbia University from 1967 to 1968. Appointed research professor of the Birmingham University, England, in 1968, he held that position until 1978 when he came to the United States and was appointed professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the most influential scholars of Russian and Soviet history in the world, Lewin authored many books, among them Russian Peasant and Soviet Power (1968), Lenin's Last Struggle (1968), Political Undercurrents in Soviet Economic Debates (1974), The Making of the Soviet System (1985), The Gorbachev Phenomenon (1988), Stalinism and the Seeds of Soviet Reform : the Debates of the 1960's (1991), Russia--USSR--Russia : the Drive and Drift of a Superstate (1995), and Stalinism and Nazism : Dictatorships in Comparison (co-edited with Ian Kershaw, 1997). He retired and was elected Professor Emeritus at Penn in 1995.
From the description of Papers, 1972-1995. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 145429764