9780140271690

Russia's War A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140271690

  • ISBN10:

    0140271694

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/1998
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

RUSSIA'S WAR is the epic account of the greatest military encounter in human history. In a vivid, often shocking narrative, Richard 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 half Century.

Author Biography

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
vii(2)
List of Maps and Tables
ix(2)
Preface xi(2)
Introduction xiii
1 The Darkness Descends: 1917-1937
1(33)
2 The Hour Before Midnight: 1937-1941
34(39)
3 The Goths Ride East: Barbarossa, 1941
73(26)
4 Between Life and Death: Leningrad and Moscow
99(26)
5 The Fight from Within: Collaboration, Terror and Resistance
125(29)
6 The Cauldron Boils: Stalingrad, 1942-43
154(32)
7 The Citadel: Kursk, 1943
186(37)
8 False Dawn: 1943-44
223(32)
9 Fall of the Swastika: 1945
255(35)
10 The Cult of Personality: Stalin and the Legacy of War
290(33)
Epilogue: Russia's War: Myth and Reality 323(8)
References 331(37)
Bibliography 368(17)
Index 385

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