The Military History of the Soviet Union

The Military History of the Soviet Union

by Robin Higham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230108393

ISBN-13: 9780230108394

Pub. Date: 11/15/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The Military History of the Soviet Union brings together contributions from distinguish scholars to provide an introduction to the history of all the Soviet armed forces from 1917 to 1991. Its sixteen chapters cover the Bolsheviks' survival at the end of the First World War; the struggles against the White Armies and the Poles; the Leninist, Trotskyite, and

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The Military History of the Soviet Union brings together contributions from distinguish scholars to provide an introduction to the history of all the Soviet armed forces from 1917 to 1991. Its sixteen chapters cover the Bolsheviks' survival at the end of the First World War; the struggles against the White Armies and the Poles; the Leninist, Trotskyite, and Stalinist reconstructions that created the Red Army, the Red Air Force, and the Five-Year Plans; and the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, a victory that vastly overshadowed dismal adventures in Spain and Finland. Robin Higham and Frederick W. Kagan also highlight the many facets of the USSR's strategy as a superpower in the long Cold War, including the rise of the Soviet Navy after the great Patriotic War, the disaster in Afghanistan, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230108394
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
1Introduction1
Pt. IThe Formation of the Soviet Army and Navy
2The Russian Civil War, 1917-192113
3The Russo-Polish War35
4Ideology and the Rise of the Red Army, 1921-192951
5Industry and the Soviet Army, 1928-194165
6The Rise and Fall of Soviet Operational Art, 1917-194179
7Dress Rehearsals, 1937-194193
8The Great Patriotic War: Barbarossa to Stalingrad109
9The Great Patriotic War: Rediscovering Operational Art137
10The Soviet Air Force, 1917-1991153
11The Russian/Soviet Navy, 1900-1945169
Pt. IIThe Soviet Army and Navy in the Cold War and Beyond
12Soviet/Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, 1945-2000199
13The Cold War on the Ground, 1945-1981221
14The Soviet Cold War Navy237
15The Soviet-Afghan War259
16The Soviet Army in Civil Disturbances, 1988-1991275
17The Military and the State: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective299
Index319

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