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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:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Staline; Joseph Staline; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Roberts
ISBN: 0300112041 9780300112047
OCLC Number: 70673207
Description: xxii, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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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