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Marshal Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, hero of Leningrad, defender of Moscow and Stalingrad, commander of the victorious Red Army at Berlin, was the most decorated soldier in Soviet history. Yet for many years Zhukov was relegated to the status of "unperson" in his homeland. Now, following glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union, Zhukov is being restored to his rightful place in history. In this completely updated version of his classic 1971 biography of Zhukov, Otto Preston Chaney provides the definitive ...

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Overview

Marshal Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, hero of Leningrad, defender of Moscow and Stalingrad, commander of the victorious Red Army at Berlin, was the most decorated soldier in Soviet history. Yet for many years Zhukov was relegated to the status of "unperson" in his homeland. Now, following glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union, Zhukov is being restored to his rightful place in history. In this completely updated version of his classic 1971 biography of Zhukov, Otto Preston Chaney provides the definitive account of the man and his achievements.

Zhukov’s career spanned most of the Soviet period, reflecting the turmoil of the civil war, the hardships endured by the Russian people in World War II, the brief postwar optimism evidenced by the friendship between Zhukov and Eisenhower, repression in Poland and Hungary, and the rise and fall of such political figures as Stalin, Beria, and Krushchev. The story of Russia’s greatest soldier thus offers many insights into the history of the Soviet Union itself.

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Updated from the 1971 edition to include Zhukov's death and the impact of glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union on his reputation. Marshal Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov (1896-1974) was a World War II military hero, commanding troops against the Japanese, defending Moscow and Stalingrad, and leading the victorious Red Army into Berlin. He was relegated to obscurity by both Stalin and Khrushchev because of his popularity and influence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“A thorough examination of a great soldier that belongs in every military library.”—World War II
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806128078
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 987,999
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Otto Preston Chaney was a colonel in the United States Army and Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College. He was the author of Zhukov (first edition) and Zhukov: Marshal of the Soviet Union.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    Read this book I recommend it

    Finally a Zhukov biography without the Commie censors!! It is about time. Yes, Zhukov was hard and at times brutal.And the book also brings out the surprising dichotomy in the man. Somehow I was surprised to see his photo with his small grandchild in his lap. I also could never picture him playing the accordion and having cordial social dinners with his subordinates.This book is really interesting and has much that is new about Zhukov, the dirt poor peasant boy and furriers apprentice who truly became the savior of Russia in World War II and in a sort of a perverted fashion ,(given the regime he served), a savior of Western Civilization (about which he knew next to nothing). The catastrophy he took over from the totally inept paranoid master of Russia ,Stalin, is beyond description-one must read this book. How he retrieved it into a huge victory for Russians and prevented Russians from becoming mere helots of the German Reichskommisars was a magnificent accomplishment. No, he was not alone in doing it. There were others and the book gived them credit.Vassilevski,Rokossovski,Vatutin,Bagramyan,and of course the great non person (Stalin's and Commies' doing) Semyon Timoshenko, the spirit of defense in the early months of utter despair.Budenny and Voroshilov. the commie party hacks responsible through their stupidity and ignorance for millions of Russian peasant soldiers dying from the Wehrmacht killing machine in 1941, are mercilessly highlighted as well.One of the most interesting highlights of the Stalingrad victory, the total secrecy by Stalin and the two authors of that victory Zhukov and Vassilevski, for three months to preserve the stealth of assembling and organizing the huge forces it took to encircle the German 6th Army, was fascinating to read about. This is a truly great book on the subject. Hats off to the author. Right in there with Massey's 'Castles of Steel'.If you liked that one you will love this.

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