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

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

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by Richard Overy
 

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"A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history."--The New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary tale... Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia."--Chicago Tribune 

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"A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history."--The New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary tale... Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia."--Chicago Tribune 

The Russian war effort to defeat invading Axis powers, an effort that assembled the largest military force in recorded history and that cost the lives of more than 25 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory. Now with access to the wealth of film archives and interview material from Russia used to produce the ten-hour television documentary Russia's War, Richard Overy tackles the many persuasive questions surrounding this conflict. Was Stalin a military genius? Was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes--of something deep within the Russian soul?

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101503188
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
445,434
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

RICHARD OVERY has written and edited more than thirty books, including Why the Allies WonRussia’s WarThe Twilight Years, and 1939. He is a professor of history at the University of Exeter, U.K.


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Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 10 days ago
USSR bad Nazis worse!
AGM-88E More than 1 year ago
This book makes sense of all the nonsense I learned in high school about WWII. It is a fascinating and insightful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago