Russia at War, 1941-1945

ISBN-10: 0786707224

ISBN-13: 9780786707225

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alexander Werth

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1136
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 3.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Prelude to War
Russia's 1939 Dilemmap. 3
The Soviet-German Pactp. 40
The Partition of Polandp. 54
From the Finnish War to the German Invasion of Francep. 66
Russia and the Fall of France - Baltic States and Bessarabiap. 83
Russia and the Battle of Britain: a Psychological Turning-Point?p. 96
Display of Russian Military Might - Molotov's Tragi-comic Visit to Berlinp. 101
"1941 - it will be a Happy New Year"p. 110
The Last Weeks of Peacep. 119
From the Invasion to the Battle of Moscow
Soviet Unpreparedness in June 1941p. 131
The Invasionp. 144
Molotov and Stalin Speakp. 159
Smolensk: the First Check to the Blitzkriegp. 168
Close-Up One: Moscow at the Beginning of the Warp. 175
Close-Up Two: Autumn Journey to the Smolensk Frontp. 189
Advance on Leningradp. 198
Rout in the Ukraine: "Khrusbchev versus Stalin"p. 202
The Evacuation of Industryp. 213
Battle of Moscow Begins - The October 16 Panicp. 225
Battle of Moscow II. Stalin's Holy Russia Speechp. 243
The Moscow Counter-Offensivep. 261
The Diplomatic Scene of the First Months of the Invasionp. 275
The Leningrad Story
The Dead of Leningradp. 297
The Enemy Advancesp. 300
Three Million Trappedp. 310
The Ladoga Lifelinep. 318
The Great Faminep. 323
The Ice Roadp. 329
Leningrad Close-Upp. 336
Why Leningrad "Took It"p. 355
A Note on Finlandp. 360
The Black Summer of 1942
Close-up: Moscow in June 1942p. 365
The Anglo-Soviet Alliancep. 377
Three Russian Defeats: Kerch, Kharkov and Sebastopolp. 387
The Renewal of the German Advancep. 401
Patrie-en-Danger and the Post-Rostov Reformsp. 410
Stalin Ropes in the Churchp. 429
Stalingrad: the Chuikov Storyp. 441
The "Stalingrad" months in Moscow - the Churchill visit and afterp. 473
Russians encircle the Germans at Stalingradp. 493
Stalingrad Close-Ups. I: The Stalingrad Lifelinep. 508
Stalingrad Close-Ups. II: The Scene of the Manstein Routp. 518
Stalingrad: the Agonyp. 534
Close-Up III: Stalingrad at the Time of the Capitulationp. 544
"Caucasus Round Trip"p. 564
1943: Year of Hard Victories - the Polish Tangle
The Birth of "Stalin's Military Genius"p. 585
The Germans and the Ukrainep. 599
Kharkov under the Germansp. 604
The Economic Effort of 1942-3 - the Red Army's New Look - Lend-Leasep. 619
Before the Spring Lull of 1943 - Stalin's Warningp. 629
The Technique of Building a New Polandp. 635
The Dissolution of the Comintern and Other Curious Events in the Spring of 1943p. 668
Kursk: Hitler Loses His Last Chance of Turning the Tidep. 679
Orel: Close-Up of a Purely Russian City under the Germansp. 687
A Short Chapter on a Vast Subject: German Crimes in the Soviet Unionp. 699
The Partisans in the Soviet-German Warp. 710
Paradoxes of Soviet Foreign Policy in 1943 - The Fall of Mussolini - The "Free German Committee"p. 727
Stalin's Little Nationalist Orgy after Kurskp. 738
The Spirit of Teheranp. 745
1944: Russia Enters Eastern Europe
Some Characteristics of 1944p. 759
Close-Up I: Ukrainian Microcosmp. 771
Close-Up II: Odessa, Capital of Rumanian Transniestriap. 813
Close-Up III: Hitler's Crimean Catastrophep. 827
The Lull Before D-Day - Stalin's Flirtation with the Catholic Church - "Slav Unity"p. 841
The Russians and the Normandy Landingp. 852
German Rout in Belorussia: "Worse than Stalingrad"p. 858
What Happened at Warsaw?p. 867
Close-Up: Lublin - the Maidanek Murder Campp. 884
Rumania, Finland and Bulgaria Pack Upp. 900
Churchill's Second Moscow Visitp. 912
Stalin's Horse-Trading with de Gaullep. 918
Alternative Policies and Ideologies towards the End of the Warp. 932
Victory - and the Seeds of the Cold War
Into Germanyp. 951
Yalta and Afterp. 971
June, 1945: Berlin Under the Russians Onlyp. 983
The Three Months' Peacep. 1001
Potsdamp. 1021
The Short Russo-Japanese War - Hiroshimap. 1027
Selected Bibliographyp. 1047
Chronological Tablep. 1059
Acknowledgementsp. 1067
Indexp. 1069
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