The Military History of the Soviet Union

The Military History of the Soviet Union

by R. Higham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230108393

ISBN-13: 9780230108394

Pub. Date: 11/26/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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

Overview

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 US
Publication date:
11/26/2010
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,216,731
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors v

1 Introduction Robin Higham Frederick W. Kagan 1

Part I The Formation of the Soviet Army and Navy

2 The Russian Civil War, 1917-1921 David R. Stone 13

3 The Russo-Polish War Robert M. Ponichtera David R. Stone 35

4 Ideology and the Rise of the Red Army, 1921-1929 David R. Stone 51

5 Industry and the Soviet Army, 1928-1941 David R. Stone 65

6 The Rise and Fall of Soviet Operational Art, 1917-1941 Frederick W. Kagan 79

7 Dress Rehearsals, 1937-1941 Mary R. Habeck 93

8 The Great Patriotic War: Barbarossa to Stalingrad John Erickson 109

9 The Great Patriotic War: Rediscovering Operational Art Frederick W. Kagan 137

10 The Soviet Air Force, 1917-1991 Mark O'Neill 153

11 The Russian/Soviet Navy, 1900-1945 Christopher C. Lovett 169

Part II The Soviet Army and Navy in the Cold War and Beyond

12 Soviet/Russia Strategic Nuclear Forces, 1945-2000 Stephen J. Zaloga 199

13 The Cold War on the Ground, 1945-1981 Mark O'Neill 221

14 The Soviet Cold War Navy Christopher C. Lovett 237

15 The Soviet-Afghan War Scott McMichael 259

16 The Soviet Army in Civil Disturbances, 1988-1991 Stephen Blank 275

17 The Military and the State: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective William E. Odom 299

Index 319

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