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Author Roberts, Geoffrey, 1952-

Title Stalin's wars : from World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 / Geoffrey Roberts.

Published New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [2006]

LocationUniM Bail High Use 
Call No.947.0842092 STAL/ROBE


Physical description xxii, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [430]-446) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : Stalin at war -- 2. Unholy alliance : Stalin's pact with Hitler -- 3. Grand illusions : Stalin and 22 June 1941 -- 4. War of annihilation : Stalin versus Hitler -- 5. Victory at Stalingrad and Kursk : Stalin and his generals -- 6. The politics of war : Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt -- 7. Triumph and tragedy : Stalin's year of victories -- 8. Liberation, conquest, revolution : Stalin's aims in Germany and Eastern Europe -- 9. Last battles : Stalin, Truman and the end of the Second World War -- 10. The lost peace : Stalin and the origins of the Cold War -- 11. Generalissimo at home : the domestic context of Stalin's postwar foreign policy -- 12. Cold War confrontations : Stalin embattled -- 13. Conclusion : Stalin in the court of history.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Military leadership.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
World politics -- 1945-1955.
Soviet Union -- History, Military.
ISBN 0300112041 (alk. paper)
9780300112047 (alk. paper)