Absolute war : Soviet Russia in the Second World War / Chris Bellamy

Author(s): Bellamy, Chris
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Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union
Soviet Union--History--German occupation, 1941-1944
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 2008, c2007
LC Classification: D
Physical Description: xxix, 813 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Notes: ISBN: 9780375724718
ISBN: 0375724710
Includes bibliographical references (p. 689-788) and index
Summary: "The conflict on the Eastern Front, fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany between 1941-1945, was the greatest, most costly, and most brutal conflict on land in human history. It was arguably the single most decisive factor of the war and shaped the postwar world as we know it. ...Bellamy outlines the lead-up to the war, in which the fragile alliance between the two dictators [Hitler and Stalin] was unceremoniously broken, and examines its far-reaching consequences, arguing that the cost of victory was too much for the Soviet Union to bear." -- P. [4] of cover
Contents: Flight of the rabid wolf: the long-term impact of the war in the east -- Absolute and total war -- 'A cruel romance': the Nazi-Soviet alliance and Soviet expansion, August to November 1939 -- Further Soviet expansion and cooperation with Germany, November 1939 to June 1941 -- Who planned to attack whom, and how? -- The war's worst-kept secret -- Iron road east: the country, the forces -- Barbarossa unleashed, and the battles of the frontiers -- Kremlin at war -- Winning oneself to death -- Midnight in Moscow -- Black snow -- White night: Leningrad, September 1941 to February 1944 -- The 'Grand Alliance' -- To the edge of the abyss: the worst year, 1942 -- From defence to attack: the Caucasus, Stalingrad and Mars -- Kursk, and a new professionalism -- Destroying the Wehrmacht. Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic: reasserting Soviet control -- Victory -- New world order
OCLC Number: 212856237
ISBN/ISSN: 9780375724718