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Stalin's War

Tragedy And Triumph, 1941-1945

By Edwin Palmer Hoyt

The battlefields of the USSR witnessed the most devastating confrontations of World War II. In every one of those battles, Communist dictator Josef Stalin exercised his influence, meddling with (and executing) his generals, hurling unprepared armies into pure chaos, and meeting with his Western allies to divide the world up into zones of influence that would soon be embroiled in a new war. World War II scholar Hoyt describes the war from Stalin's vantage point and shows how his decisions, especially his early refusal to go to war with Germany even after they attacked, led to the historic battles for Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Moscow. Hoyt also explains how Stalin's bloody purges before the war left a military bereft of leadership, yet opened the doors for Zhukov, Chuikov, Rokossovsky, and other crucial commanders to spearhead a Soviet victory. Stalin's War also examines Stalin's use of propaganda to vilify the German army and blame Soviet war crimes and human rights violations on the Nazis.

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2003

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0815410328


Format: Book
Author: Hoyt, Edwin Palmer
Title: Stalin's war : tragedy and triumph, 1941-1945 / Edwin P. Hoyt.
Publisher Date: New York : Cooper Square Press : Distributed by National Book Network, 2003.
Subject: Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 -- Military leadership. World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front
Isbn: 0815410328 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Hoyt, Edwin Palmer
Title: Stalin's war : tragedy and triumph, 1941-1945 / Edwin P. Hoyt.
Edition: 1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Cooper Square Press : Distributed by National Book Network, 2003.
Description: viii, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 -- Military leadership.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-284) and index.
Contents: An unholy alliance -- The coming storm -- The German attack -- The first days of war -- The Blitzkrieg -- Moscow -- The first fall guys -- The German advance -- Moscow counterattack -- Bitter spring -- Stalingrad -- Spring 1943 -- The battle of Kursk -- From Kursk to Teheran -- Russia enters Eastern Europe -- Rumania -- Bulgarian adventure -- Spheres of influence -- Central Europe -- On to Berlin -- Twin juggernauts -- The race for Berlin -- The high cost of the Seelow Heights -- The bear's embrace -- Chinks in the alliance -- The iron curtain -- Stalin's death and the death of Stalinism.
LCCN: 2002013410
ISBN: 0815410328 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 940.54217 Hoy