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Title The military history of the Soviet Union / edited by Robin Higham and Frederick W. Kagan.

Published New York : Palgrave, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  355.00947 MILI    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description vii, 328 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Formation of the Soviet Army and Navy -- 2. Russian Civil War, 1917-1921 / David R. Stone 13 -- 3. Russo-Polish War / Robert M. Ponichtera, David R. Stone 35 -- 4. Ideology and the Rise of the Red Army, 1921-1929 / David R. Stone 51 -- 5. Industry and the Soviet Army, 1928-1941 / David R. Stone 65 -- 6. Rise and Fall of Soviet Operational Art, 1917-1941 / Frederick W. Kagan 79 -- 7. Dress Rehearsals, 1937-1941 / Mary R. Habeck 93 -- 8. Great Patriotic War: Barbarossa to Stalingrad / John Erickson 109 -- 9. Great Patriotic War: Rediscovering Operational Art / Frederick W. Kagan 137 -- 10. Soviet Air Force, 1917-1991 / Mark O'Neill 153 -- 11. Russian/Soviet Navy, 1900-1945 / Christopher C. Lovett 169 -- Part II Soviet Army and Navy in the Cold War and Beyond -- 12. Soviet/Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, 1945-2000 / Stephen J. Zaloga 199 -- 13. Cold War on the Ground, 1945-1981 / Mark O'Neill 221 -- 14. Soviet Cold War Navy / Christopher C. Lovett 237 -- 15. Soviet-Afghan War / Scott McMichael 259 -- 16. Soviet Army in Civil Disturbances, 1988-1991 / Stephen Blank 275 -- 17. Military and the State: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective / William E. Odom 299.
Summary The second volume of a two-volume set, The Military History of the Soviet Union is a collection from distinguished contributors and provides us with an introduction to the history of all the Soviet armed forces from 1917 to 1991. The sixteen chapters show how the Bolsheviks survived the end of the First World War, the struggles against the White Armies and the Poles, as well as the Leninist, Trotskyite, and Stalinist reconstructions that created the Red Army, the Red Air Force, the Five-Year Plans, and the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, a victory that vastly overshadowed the dismal adventures in Spain and Finland, and the success against Japan in the Far East. Robin Higham and Frederick W. Kagan highlight the many facets of the superpower USSR in the long Cold War, including the rise of the Soviet Navy after the Great Patriotic War, the disaster in Afghanistan, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Other author Higham, Robin, 1925-2015.
Kagan, Frederick W., 1970-
Subject Soviet Union -- History, Military.
ISBN 0312293984