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Historians are in general agreement that the Russian war effort to defeat the invading Axis powers was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory and ending World War II. Now with exclusive access to previously unavailable information from the former KGB, GRU, and Presidential archives, and with the full cooperation of Russian officials and historians, Richard Overy tackles the many persisting questions surrounding this conflict. Was Stalin a military genius? Was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes — of something deep within the Russian soul?

"Little, perhaps nothing, of the experience of most western readers and historians", Overy writes, "will have prepared them for what they will find in the history of Russia's war".

Synopsis:

An epic account of the greatest military encounter in human history. In this narrative, Overy describes the astounding events of 1941-45 in which the Soviet Union, after initial catastrophes, destroyed Hitler's Third Reich and shaped European history for the next fifty years.

Synopsis:

Overy gained exclusive access to previously unavailable information from the former KGB, GRU, and presidential archives to assemble this definitive book that fully covers the Russian efforts to defeat the Axis powers in World War II. 70 photos. 9 maps.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-384) and index.

About the Author

Richard Overy is Professor of Modern History at King's College, London. He has written extensively on modern German and European history, and is the author of Russia's War and The Penguin Atlas of the Third Reich.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

List of Maps and Tables

Preface

Introduction

1. The Darkness Descends: 1917-1937

2. The Hour Before Midnight: 1937-1941

3. The Goths Ride East: Barbarossa, 1941

4. Between Life and Death: Leningrad and Moscow

5. The Fight from Within: Collaboration, Terror and Resistance

6. The Cauldron Boils: Stalingrad, 1942-43

7. The Citadel: Kursk, 1943

8. False Dawn: 1943-44

9. Fall of the Swastika: 1945

10. The Cult of Personality: Stalin and the Legacy of War

Epilogue: Russia's War: Myth and Reality

References

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140271690
Author:
Overy, Richard
Author:
Overy, R. J.
Author:
Overy, Richard
Author:
Overy, Richard J.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union History 1925-1953.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.73x5.10x.83 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 432 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140271690 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An epic account of the greatest military encounter in human history. In this narrative, Overy describes the astounding events of 1941-45 in which the Soviet Union, after initial catastrophes, destroyed Hitler's Third Reich and shaped European history for the next fifty years.
"Synopsis" by , Overy gained exclusive access to previously unavailable information from the former KGB, GRU, and presidential archives to assemble this definitive book that fully covers the Russian efforts to defeat the Axis powers in World War II. 70 photos. 9 maps.

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