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Author Lukacs, John, 1924-2019.

Title June 1941 : Hitler and Stalin / John Lukacs.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  940.54217 L968j 2006    ---  Lib Use Only
Description x, 169 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index.
Contents Historical perspective -- Hitler -- Stalin -- Berlin -- Moscow -- London -- Washington ... and across the world -- Immediate crisis -- Unintended consequences -- Mystery of Hitler's "letter" and the courier plane -- Documents, books, and articles consulted.
Summary This new portrait of two great leaders confronting each other in June 1941 describes Hitler and Stalin's strange, calculating, and miscalculating relationship before the German invasion of Soviet Russia, with its gigantic (and unintended) consequences. Lukas questions many long-held beliefs. He suggests, for example, that among other things Hitler's first purpose involved England: if Stalin's Communist Russia were to be defeated, Hitler's Third Reich would be well-nigh invincible, and the British and American peoples would be forced to rethink the war against Hitler. Lukas presents evidence that Hitler (rather than his generals) had moments of dark foreboding before the invasion. Stalin could not, because he wished not, believe that Hitler would choose the risk of a two-front war by attacking him; he was stunned and shocked and came close to a breakdown. But he recovered, grew into a statesman, and eventually became a prime victor of the Second World War.--From publisher description.
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. (OCoLC)fst00034591
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 (OCoLC)fst00053304
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Added Title June nineteen forty-one
ISBN 0300114370 (alk. paper)
0300123647 (pbk.)
9780300123647 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9780300114379

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