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

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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.
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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
The savage war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945 was the most gigantic military struggle in world history. . . .Making excellent use of newly available Presidential archival material and K.G.B. collections, Overy [has written] a penetrating and compassionate book.
NY Times Book Review
The savage war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945 was the most gigantic military struggle in world history. . . .Making excellent use of newly available Presidential archival material and K.G.B. collections, Overy [has written] a penetrating and compassionate book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140271690
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 235,848
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet 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.

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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

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Excellent book

    This book makes sense of all the nonsense I learned in high school about WWII. It is a fascinating and insightful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Incredibly Insightful.

    Like any one of Richard Overy's works, this book gives incredible analysis and insight into the inner workings of the Soviet military machine on the eve of war, as well as during the war and a little bit afterwards. Overy adeptly captures the times in which the Soviets were fighting - against a ferocious enemy in defense of a homeland led by a ferocious dictator. Would suggest starting with "Why the Allies Won" - and would also suggest the publishers put said work in ereader format as well!!

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