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Stalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1939-1953

Author: Geoffrey Roberts
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Features Stalin's leadership from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to his death in 1953. This book challenges a long list of standard perceptions of Stalin: his qualities as a leader; his  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Geoffrey, 1952-
Stalin's wars.
New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006023395
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Roberts
ISBN: 9780300150407 0300150407 0300136226 9780300136227
OCLC Number: 811405722
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 468 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : Stalin at war --
Unholy alliance : Stalin's pact with Hitler --
Grand illusions : Stalin and 22 June 1941 --
War of annihilation : Stalin versus Hitler --
Victory at Stalingrad and Kursk : Stalin and his generals --
The politics of war : Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt --
Triumph and tragedy : Stalin's year of victories --
Liberation, conquest, revolution : Stalin's aims in Germany and Eastern Europe --
Last battles : Stalin, Truman and the end of the Second World War --
The lost peace : Stalin and the origins of the Cold War --
Generalissimo at home : the domestic context of Stalin's postwar foreign policy --
Cold War confrontations : Stalin embattled --
Conclusion : Stalin in the court of history.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Roberts.


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"'... an astonishing defence of the Soviet dictator... This will provoke lively debate and is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Stalin and his times.' BBC History Magazine 'There have been Read more...

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