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Stalin and his generals Soviet military memoirs of World War II. by Seweryn Bialer

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Published by Pegasus in New York .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union.


  • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Russian.,
  • Generals -- Soviet Union.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsD764 .B47
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 644 p.
Number of Pages644
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5546918M
LC Control Number67025506

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  An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Stalin and his generals; Soviet military memoirs of World War II Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This : He received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia in with a dissertation on the Soviet political elite. He wrote several books including Stalin and His Generals: Soviet Military Memoirs of World War II; Stalin's Successors: Leadership, Stability and Change in the Soviet Union; and The Soviet Paradox: External Expansion, Internal Decline.   Joseph Stalin () was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from to Learn about his younger years, his rise to power and his . Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jugashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6 December] – 5 March ) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who ruled the Soviet Union from the mids until his death in He served as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (–) and premier of the Soviet Union (–).

  ‘Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov’ by Geoffrey Roberts (Random House) just as we tend to forget Zhukov and the other great Soviet generals of his generation, but the war in. According to Robert Conquest in his book The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties, with respect to the trials of former leaders, some Western observers were unintentionally or intentionally ignorant of the fraudulent nature of the charges and evidence, notably Walter Duranty of The New York Times, a Russian speaker; the American.   Advance praise for Stalin’s General “At long last we have a full biography of Marshal Zhukov. Geoffrey Roberts has written a well-informed, judiciously balanced, and lively account, covering not only Zhukov’s role in – as a frontline commander and Stalin’s closest military advisor but also his formative experiences in the prewar Red Army, his complex family relationships, his. Stalin and his generals knew that expanding the armed forces would be difficult, not just because of the ambitious material goals they had set but also because there was already a deficit of leadership cadres. Even before the start of the Ezhovshchina in May , the army was short s officers.

MARTINA CARR: Stalin is often criticized for not listening to his Generals at the beginning of the war, and making a lot of military decisions by r, as the year progresses we can see a change in Stalin’s attitude towards his military leaders, especially during the preparation of Operation Uranus – one of the biggest operations of the war on the Eastern Front.   In fact, Mr. Robert writes, his continuing loyalty to Stalin was “beyond question.” His brutal banishment was intended to send a message to other generals that “if Zhukov, the most famous. Genre/Form: Personal narratives Personal narratives, Russian: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stalin and his generals. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, "Stalin's last tragic acts in his purging of the military were the accusations of betrayal and treachery he advanced in the summer of against the Western Front commanders, Pavlov and Klimovskikh, and several other generals among whom, as it became clear later, there were also people who behaved in an uncompromising way to the end when in.