Summary Book Review Joseph Stalin by Helen Rappaport:
Download or read book Joseph Stalin written by Helen Rappaport and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1999 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reveals the more personal side of the Machiavellian mastermind who not only orchestrated the Great Terror but also forged the USSR into a world power
Summary Book Review Stalin's Wars by Geoffrey Roberts:
Download or read book Stalin's Wars written by Geoffrey Roberts and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This breakthrough book provides a detailed reconstruction of Stalin’s leadership from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to his death in 1953. Making use of a wealth of new material from Russian archives, Geoffrey Roberts challenges a long list of standard perceptions of Stalin: his qualities as a leader; his relationships with his own generals and with other great world leaders; his foreign policy; and his role in instigating the Cold War. While frankly exploring the full extent of Stalin’s brutalities and their impact on the Soviet people, Roberts also uncovers evidence leading to the stunning conclusion that Stalin was both the greatest military leader of the twentieth century and a remarkable politician who sought to avoid the Cold War and establish a long-term detente with the capitalist world. By means of an integrated military, political, and diplomatic narrative, the author draws a sustained and compelling personal portrait of the Soviet leader. The resulting picture is fascinating and contradictory, and it will inevitably change the way we understand Stalin and his place in history. Roberts depicts a despot who helped save the world for democracy, a personal charmer who disciplined mercilessly, a utopian ideologue who could be a practical realist, and a warlord who undertook the role of architect of post-war peace.
Summary Book Review Parliamentary Papers by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons:
Download or read book Parliamentary Papers written by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons and published by . This book was released on 1948 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Stalin’s Early Cold War Foreign Policy by Jamil Hasanli:
Download or read book Stalin’s Early Cold War Foreign Policy written by Jamil Hasanli and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hasanli uses a range of newly available archival sources to unveil key aspects of the Soviet Union’s relations with its southern neighbours in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Covering relations with Turkey, Iran and China, Hasanli examines how Stalin strategized Soviet influence over the Bosporus and Dardanelles, Iranian Azerbaijan and Xinjiang. At various times this involved degrees of coercion, diplomacy, espionage and mediation. While the Cold War has typically been associated with tensions in Europe, some of its earliest movements in fact occurred in Central and Western Asia. In particular, Hasanli argues, the period from 1945 to 1947 was an active phase of Soviet expansion to the south and a new Stalin-Molotov doctrine. These regions were used as a testing ground for Soviet expansionist policies, many of which were unsuccessful and thus important in the later shaping of Soviet policy towards the West. Valuable new insights from one of the foremost scholars of South Caucasia and Central Asia post-war history, for students and scholars of the Soviet Union.
Author :Former Chief Historian of the Gill Bennett Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2016-12 ISBN 10 :9781315414164 Pages :594 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (416 users download)
Summary Book Review European Recovery and the Search for Western Security, 1946-1948 by Former Chief Historian of the Gill Bennett:
Download or read book European Recovery and the Search for Western Security, 1946-1948 written by Former Chief Historian of the Gill Bennett and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-12 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume documents the British Government’s response from mid-1946 to early 1948 to the twin challenges of economic recovery and the search for a meaningful Western security framework in the face of the increasing polarisation of Europe into Eastern and Western spheres of influence. Although relations between the wartime Big Three allies, the UK, US and USSR, had begun to fracture even before the end of hostilities in 1945, it was during 1947 that the postwar division of Europe became sufficiently alarming to prompt decisive action, under American and British leadership, to promote European economic reconstruction and thereby increase Western security. American leadership took the form of two initiatives, enabled by US economic and military strength: the Truman Doctrine for aid to Greece and Turkey, announced in March 1947, and the Economic Recovery Programme or Marshall Plan, first proposed in June 1947. British leadership, under the personal direction of Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, was shown in two ways: in articulating Western Europe’s need for US help in a way that enabled it to be recognised and then accepted; and in helping to coordinate the European response to the US initiatives to maximise their effectiveness. Documentation on the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan forms the core of the volume, but a wide range of material, including intelligence-related documents, has been chosen to illustrate the multiple challenges faced by the Attlee Government during this period. This book will be of much interest to students of British politics, Cold War History, European History and International Relations.
Summary Book Review Foreign Relations of the United States, 1947 by United States. Department of State:
Download or read book Foreign Relations of the United States, 1947 written by United States. Department of State and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Stalin Cult in East Germany and the Making of the Postwar Soviet Empire, 1945-1961 by Alexey Tikhomirov:
Download or read book The Stalin Cult in East Germany and the Making of the Postwar Soviet Empire, 1945-1961 written by Alexey Tikhomirov and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines the Stalin cult in East Germany as both a representative and a unique case study of Sovietization in Eastern Europe. The author investigates the emergence and functioning of the postwar Soviet empire from the end of World War II to the building of the Berlin Wall.
Summary Book Review Foreign Relations of the United States by United States. Department of State:
Download or read book Foreign Relations of the United States written by United States. Department of State and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 1286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :United States. Department of State. Historical Office Publisher : Release Date :1960 ISBN 10 :UOM:39015013316305 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review The Conference of Berlin by United States. Department of State. Historical Office:
Download or read book The Conference of Berlin written by United States. Department of State. Historical Office and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers by United States. Department of State:
Download or read book Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers written by United States. Department of State and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :United States. Department of State. Historical Office Publisher : Release Date :1960 ISBN 10 :UVA:X004331599 Pages :1928 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review The Conference of Berlin (the Potsdam Conference), 1945 by United States. Department of State. Historical Office:
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Summary Book Review Generation Stalin by Andrew Sobanet:
Download or read book Generation Stalin written by Andrew Sobanet and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look at how four French writers of the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s contributed to the rise of Stalin in their country and abroad. Generation Stalin traces Joseph Stalin’s rise as a dominant figure in French political culture from the 1930s through the 1950s. Andrew Sobanet brings to light the crucial role French writers played in building Stalin’s cult of personality and in disseminating Stalinist propaganda in the international Communist sphere, including within the USSR. Based on a wide array of sources—literary, cinematic, historical, and archival—Generation Stalin situates in a broad cultural context the work of the most prominent intellectuals affiliated with the French Communist Party, including Goncourt winner Henri Barbusse, Nobel laureate Romain Rolland, renowned poet Paul Eluard, and canonical literary figure Louis Aragon. Generation Stalin arrives at a pivotal moment, with the Stalin cult and elements of Stalinist ideology resurgent in twenty-first-century Russia and authoritarianism on the rise around the world. “This is an outstanding work of intellectual history. . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice “A landmark study, brilliantly written, containing exemplary scholarship. Sobanet establishes himself with this volume as one of the foremost interpreters of French intellectual life. He brings to his study a cornucopia of historical knowledge and the finesse of a first-class literary critic.” —Lawrence D. Kritzman, editor of The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought “This is an ambitious project that is well executed, with a readership that is potentially far reaching—with implications for Russian/Stalin studies, French studies, including politics and society, as well as propaganda writing and the role of the media more generally. . . . Generation Stalin is a very timely book.” —Denis M. Provencher, author of Queer French: Globalization, Language, and Sexual Citizenship in France “Sobanet’s study of “Generation Stalin” and the four writers he associates with the group, Henri Barbusse, Romain Rolland, Paul Eluard, and Louis Aragon, is, quite simply, magisterial. Written in lucid prose informed by meticulous and wide-ranging scholarship including archival material, books, essays, press items, and other relevant documents, the book provides an in-depth study of the rise of the Stalin cult in France.” —Carol J. Murphy, author of The Allegorical Impulse in the Works of Julien Gracq: History as Rhetorical Enactment in “Le Rivage des Syrtes” and “Un Balcon en forêt”
Download or read book Stalin's Gold written by Mark Ellis and published by London Wall Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-03 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down. September 1940 London. Above the city the Battle of Britain rages and the bombs rain down. On the streets below, DCI Frank Merlin and his officers investigate the sudden disappearance of Polish RAF pilot Ziggy Kilinski while also battling an epidemic of looting unleashed by the chaos and destruction of the Blitz. Kilinski's fellow pilots, a disgraced Cambridge don, Stalin's spies in London, members of the Polish government in exile and a ruthless Russian gangster are amongst those caught up in Merlin's enquiries. Sweeping from Stalin's Russia to Civil War Spain, from Aztec Mexico to pre-war Poland, and from Hitler's Berlin to Churchill's London a compelling story of treasure, grand larceny, treachery, torture and murder unfolds. Eventually as Hitler reluctantly accepts that the defiance of the RAF has destroyed his chances of invasion for the moment, a violent shoot-out in Hampstead leads Merlin to the final truth....and Stalin to his gold. Stalin's Gold is the latest in the Frank Merlin Series, and follows on from Princes Gate (Matador 2011). ANDREW ROBERTS, BESTSELLING HISTORIAN 'Mark Ellis shows masterly form as he weaves a compelling narrative around the investigations of the quietly heroic Frank Merlin, one of the most attractive characters to emerge in recent detective-thriller fiction. As an historian I can attest to Ellis's impressive accuracy in his fine descriptions of Blitz-hit London of 1940-41.' MILO'S RAMBLES 'Atmospheric and wonderfully written. Another gripping tale from a talented author.' EURO CRIME ‘The characters are all very richly drawn and I was reminded of the Inspector Troy books by John Lawton. The details of the story are fascinating and give an insight into life at this time with all the difficulties over the rationing of food and time in bomb shelters. The plot with many dramatic twists and turns is very vivid and knowledgeable and the widely diverse scenes kept me transfixed until the last page. I found it very difficult to put this very gripping story down until the extraordinary end...I look forward hopefully to reading many more books by this very gifted author. Strongly recommended.' YORKSHIRE GAZETTE AND HERALD 'A real treasure...'
Summary Book Review Molotov Remembers by V. M. Molotov:
Download or read book Molotov Remembers written by V. M. Molotov and published by Ivan R. Dee. This book was released on 2007-09-25 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In conversations with the poet-biographer Felix Chuev, Molotov offers an incomparable view of the politics of Soviet society and the nature of Kremlin leadership under communism. Filled with startling insights and indelible portraits, the book is an historical source of the first order. A mesmerizing and chilling chronicle. —Kirkus Reviews
Summary Book Review Generalissimo Stalin by Boris Gorbachevsky:
Download or read book Generalissimo Stalin written by Boris Gorbachevsky and published by Helion & Company Limited. This book was released on 2014 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new book from the author of Through the Maelstrom: A Red Army Soldier's War on the Eastern Front reveals a bitter truth about that war, which has thrown neo-Stalinists in Russia today into a fury. A frontline veteran who survived the most savage and continuous fighting of the Second World War refutes one of the primary Soviet myths: that it was Stalin's "brilliant strategic mind" and his "invaluable contributions" that brought about the eventual victory. Partially relying on his own frontline experience in fighting from Rzhev 1942 to Knigsburg 1945, the author argues that the Red Army emerged victorious from the war in spite of the Kremlin tyrant, who never spared his soldiers' lives and who recognized only one strategy: to break the Wehrmacht's resistance by overloading it with the corpses of Red Army soldiers. He maintains that it was the people who won the war, but Stalin stole the mantle of victory and donned it himself after the war. Gorbachevsky goes on to argue that the Soviet regime and recent official Russian estimates deliberately understated the staggering true cost of that victory, and reveals the scandalous official mistreatment of returning prisoners-of-war, neglect of war invalids and disregard of the millions of soldiers' remains lying in shallow, unmarked, often fraternal graves and the millions more still listed as "missing-in-action" - all of which show the Stalinist system's disdain for human life.