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Roberts, Geoffrey 1952-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 184 publications in 6 languages and 6,581 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Personal narratives‡vRussian  Personal narratives‡vSoviet  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DK268.Z52, B
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Roberts
The Soviet Union in world politics : coexistence, revolution, and Cold War, 1945-1991 by Geoffrey Roberts( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet Union played a decisive role in defining the shape and pattern of world politics for nearly fifty years following the end of the Second World War. The Soviet Union in World Politics provides an outline of Soviet foreign policy and international relations from 1945, through the cold war to the break up of the USSR. Geoffrey Roberts considers the global and internal impact of Soviet policies and includes discussion of the origins and development of the cold war; the German question, the Korean War and the Sino-Soviet split; the role of ideology; how the cold war with the USSR ended; and problems of evidence and the new availability of archives. With a useful guide to further reading and a chronology of events, The Soviet Union in World Politics debates key issues of Soviet global and national politics and assesses the impact and legacy of this superpower on the world stage
Stalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This breakthrough book provides a detailed reconstruction of Stalin's leadership from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to his death in 1953. Making use of a wealth of new material from Russian archives, Geoffrey Roberts challenges a long list of standard perceptions of Stalin: his qualities as a leader; his relationships with his own generals and with other great world leaders; his foreign policy; and his role in instigating the cold war."--Jacket
Stalin's general : the life of Georgy Zhukov by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Widely regarded as the most accomplished general of World War II, the Soviet military legend Marshal Georgy Zhukov at last gets the full-scale biographical treatment he has long deserved. A man of indomitable will and fierce determination, Georgy Zhukov was the Soviet Union's indispensable commander through every one of the critical turning points of World War II. It was Zhukov who saved Leningrad from capture by the Wehrmacht in September 1941, Zhukov who led the defense of Moscow in October 1941, Zhukov who spearheaded the Red Army's march on Berlin and formally accepted Germany's unconditional surrender in the spring of 1945. Drawing on the latest research from recently opened Soviet archives, including the uncensored versions of Zhukov's own memoirs, Geoffrey Roberts offers a vivid portrait of a man whose tactical brilliance was matched only by the cold-blooded ruthlessness with which he pursued his battlefield objectives. After the war, Zhukov was a key player on the geopolitical scene. As Khrushchev's defense minister, he was one of the architects of Soviet military strategy during the Cold War. While lauded in the West as a folk hero--he was the only Soviet general ever to appear on the cover of Time magazine--Zhukov repeatedly ran afoul of the Communist political authorities. Wrongfully accused of disloyalty, he was twice banished and erased from his country's official history--left out of books and paintings depicting Soviet World War II victories. Piercing the hyperbole of the Zhukov personality cult, Roberts debunks many of the myths that have sprung up around Zhukov's life and career to deliver fresh insights into the marshal's relationships with Stalin, Khrushchev, and Eisenhower. A remarkably intimate portrait of a man whose life was lived behind an Iron Curtain of official secrecy, Stalin's General is an authoritative biography that restores Zhukov to his rightful place in the twentieth-century military pantheon."--Jacket
The Unholy Alliance : Stalin's pact with Hitler by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet Union and the origins of the Second World War : Russo-German relations and the road to war, 1933-1941 by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians have heatedly debated the Soviet role in the origins of the Second World War for more than 50 years. At the centre of these controversies stands the question of Soviet relations with Nazi Germany and the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939. Drawing on a wealth of new material from the Soviet Archives, this detailed and original study analyses Moscow's response to the rise of Hitler, explains the origins of the Nazi-Soviet pact, and charts the road to Operation Barbarossa and the disaster of the surprise German attack on the USSR in June 1941
The history and narrative reader( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are historians story-tellers? Is it possible to tell true stories about the past? These are just two of the questions raised in this comprehensive collection of texts about philosophy, theory and methodology of writing history
The Somme 1916 : the first of July by Ed Skelding( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complete with 150 prints, both in colour and black and white taken over a twenty year period reflecting the authors many filming trips to the Somme, the book shows the battlefield as it was almost 100 years ago and is accompanied by a shot of the exact same spot as it stands today"
Victory at Stalingrad : the battle that changed history by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory at Stalingrad tells the gripping strategic and military story of that battle. The hard-won Soviet victory prevented Hitler from waging the Second World War for another ten years and set the Germans on the road to defeat. The Soviet victory also prevented the Nazis from completing the Final Solution, the wholesale destruction of European Jewry, which began with Hitler's ""War of Annihilation"" against the Soviets on the Eastern Front. Geoffrey Roberts places the conflict in the context of the clash between two mighty powers:their world views and their leaders. He presents a g
Ireland and the Second World War : politics, society and remembrance( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays on the social, political and military history of Ireland during the second World War explores the Irish contribution to the Allied cause, in articular the role and experience of Irish men and women who served in the British armed forces during the war. The history of Northern Ireland during the war is covered, as are aspects of the post-war historiography of Irish involvement in the Allied struggle. -- Publisher description
Molotov : Stalin's cold warrior by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orthodox view of Vyacheslav Molotov is that he was no more than Stalin's faithful servant, a dogmatic communist, and a conservative hard-liner of little or no imagination. Molotov was, indeed, Stalin's right-hand man; from the 1920s to the early 1950s the two men presided over a brutal, authoritarian communist system that resulted in the deaths of millions of people. But there was far more to their partnership. In this engaging biography, Geoffrey Roberts proposes a radical reappraisal of Molotov's life and career. He argues that although Molotov, as Soviet foreign minister since 1939, was certainly Stalin's cold warrior, he personally preferred detente and peaceful coexistence with the West. The differences and tensions between Molotov and Stalin came to a head in 1949, when Molotov's wife was arrested and imprisoned because of her involvement with the Soviet Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Molotov was removed as foreign minister but was reappointed to the post after the dictator's death in 1953. In 1957 Molotov was ousted from the leadership following his attempted coup against Nikita Khrushchev, Stalin's successor as the leader of the Soviet Communist Party. After Stalin's death, Molotov revived his efforts to curtail the Cold War and campaigned for the establishment of a pan-European system of collective security that would halt the polarization of the continent into competing military-political blocs. While Molotov's attempt to negotiate an end of the Cold War were stymied by Soviet and Western hard-liners, his campaign for European collective security paved the way to detente in the 1960s and 1970s and the abolition of the Cold War in the 1980s and 1990s
Stalins Kriege : Vom zweiten Weltkrieg bis zum Kalten Krieg by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshal of victory : the WWII memoirs of General Georgy Zhukov by Georgiĭ Konstantinovich Zhukov( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtually the entire Soviet effort on the Eastern Front of World War II bears the stamp of Georgy Zhukov, chief of staff of the Red Army and deputy supreme commander under Stalin. The first volume of his memoirs covers Zhukov's peasant childhood, his prewar military career, and the first phase of World War II
Vospominanii︠a︡ i razmyshlenii︠a︡ by Georgiĭ Konstantinovich Zhukov( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov remains a national hero in today's Russia as the man who beat Hitler and saved both Russia and Europe from the Nazis. His reputation is that of a Russian patriot and an independent-minded general who remained a key figure in Stalin's high command throughout the Great Patriotic War. Zhukov played a significant role in virtually all the principal battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War - including Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin. It was Zhukov who formally accepted Germany's unconditional surrender on 9 May 1945. In his post-war autobiography Zhukov chronicled his brilliant career as he saw it - and wanted it to be seen. His memoirs reveal the why and how of decision-making at the highest level of the Soviet command throughout the war, and his continued loyalty to the Soviet dictator despite being demoted after the war. Zhukov's writing is a fascinating and invaluable source for anyone interested in the war on the Eastern Front and presents intriguing insights into Zhukov the man as well as Zhukov the military commander. About the Author Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (1896-1974) became the leading Red Army commander of the Second World War. ..." --Publisher description
Les guerres de Staline : de la guerre mondiale à la Guerre froide, 1939-1953 by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Georgy Zhukov by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshal Georgy Zhukov is one of military history's legendary names. Drawing on rich new sources from the recently-opened Soviet archives, Geoffrey Roberts has fashioned the definitive, first full-scale biography of this seminal 20th-century figure
Stalin : his times and ours( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet Union and the origins of World War II : Russo-German relations and the road to war, 1933-41 by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet foreign policy 1933-1941, with special reference to the pact with Nazi Germany by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Soviet foreign policy from 1933 to 1941, with special reference to the pact with Nazi Germany, based primarily on evidence made available from Soviet archives and that contained in the writings of Soviet historians, including the more recent publications of the glasnost era, It aims to explain, in the context of an examination of Soviet foreign policy as a whole during this period, why the USSR concluded a non-aggression treaty with Nazi Germany in 1939, to describe the circumstances in which that decision was taken and to analyse the consequences of that action for Soviet foreign policy in the period before 22 June 1941. -- The main conclusions of the study are: -The root cause of the pact with Nazi Germany was the failure of the collective security programme embarked upon by the USSR in 1933-34. -The proximate cause of the pact was the collapse of the 1939 triple alliance negotiations between the USSR, Great Britain and France. -The final decision of the Soviet Government to opt for rapprochement with Germany was not made until mid-August 1939. -The basis of that decision was a calculation that Great Britain and France might abandon the USSR in the face of the coming German invasion of Poland. -The substance of the Soviet decision was a retreat into isolation with a view to securing Soviet interests through independent action. -The subsequent strategj of the USSR was to strengthen security through a combination of territorial expansion and political co-operation with Germany. -The overriding aim of Soviet foreign policy from September 1939 to June 1941 was to stay out of the war as long as possible, -The main problem of Soviet foreign policy in this period was to reconcile the maintenance of co-operation with Germany with the need to forestall the expansion of Nazi power
Stalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1941-1947 by Geoffrey Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgii Zhukov by Geoffrey Roberts( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Soviet Union in world politics : coexistence, revolution, and Cold War, 1945-1991
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Stalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1939-1953The Unholy Alliance : Stalin's pact with HitlerThe Soviet Union and the origins of the Second World War : Russo-German relations and the road to war, 1933-1941The history and narrative readerVictory at Stalingrad : the battle that changed historyIreland and the Second World War : politics, society and remembranceMolotov : Stalin's cold warriorStalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1941-1947
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Roberts Brits historicus

Geoffrey Roberts historiador británico

Geoffrey Roberts historien britannique

Geoffrey Roberts istoric britanic

Roberts, Dzjeffri, 1952-

Roberts, Geoffrey Charles.

Roberts, Geoffrey Charles 1952-

Roberts, Geoffrey K.

ジェフリー・ロバーツ (歴史学者)

ロバーツ, ジェフリー

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