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Author Roberts, Geoffrey, 1952-

Title Stalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 / Geoffrey Roberts.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  947.0842 St16Bro 2006    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxii, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 430-446) and index.
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.
Summary "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.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Military leadership.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Soviet Union -- History, Military.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 (OCoLC)fst00053304
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Diplomatic history. (OCoLC)fst01905576
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Military leadership. (OCoLC)fst01185276
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Chronological Term 1939-1989
Genre/Form Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
ISBN 0300112041 (alk. paper)
9780300112047 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780300112047

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