Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945by Richard Overy
"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 /i>/i>
"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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Meet the Author
RICHARD OVERY has written and edited more than thirty books, including Why the Allies Won, Russia’s War, The Twilight Years, and 1939. He is a professor of history at the University of Exeter, U.K.
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USSR bad Nazis worse!
This book makes sense of all the nonsense I learned in high school about WWII. It is a fascinating and insightful read.
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!!