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The Resource Assured victory : how "Stalin the Great" won the war but lost the peace, Albert L. Weeks

Assured victory : how "Stalin the Great" won the war but lost the peace, Albert L. Weeks

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Assured victory : how "Stalin the Great" won the war but lost the peace
Title
Assured victory
Title remainder
how "Stalin the Great" won the war but lost the peace
Statement of responsibility
Albert L. Weeks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stalin correctly foresaw that the Soviet Union needed to be seen as the 'victim of aggression' by German invaders in order to win valuable Western aid and consolidate on East-West war-fighting alliance. His insight and subsequent maneuvering led to one of Stalin's great achievements -- orchestrating the critical Soviet victory in the east ... This book provides an overdue critical investigation of how the Soviet leader's domestic and foreign policies actually helped produce this victory, and above all, how Stalin's timely support of a wartime alliance with the Western capitalist democracies assured the defeat of the Axis powers in 1945"--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1923-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weeks, Albert Loren
Dewey number
940.53/47
Index
index present
LC call number
D764
LC item number
.W44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soviet Union
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Assured victory : how "Stalin the Great" won the war but lost the peace, Albert L. Weeks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fallout from the Medvedev Decree -- Poll on Stalin's greatness -- Revising school textbooks -- Historiographer's view toward writing history -- Part One: Age of Dictators. Stalin: the twentieth century's second dictator. Unique dictator ; Advantages enjoyed by Stalin ; Contrasts with Western leadership ; Stalin uses diplomacy as a weapon ; Stalin's personal qualities ; Dealing with the West and America ; Stalin's use of bluff ; A "master politician" -- Stalin's methods and accomplishments. The Stalin Cult ; Machiavellian methods ; Legacy of the cautious leader -- The Vozhd prepares for war. Consolidating the home front ; Were the purges justified? ; The Kirov case ; Mainstream historiography on the purges ; The watershed year -- The world as seen from Stalin's Kremlin. Foundation of German-Soviet relations ; Red Army-German military collaboration ; Soviet-Fascist totalitarian kinship ; Treacherous currents of Europe -- Soviet two-track policy. Counterpoint of early Soviet diplomacy, 1918-1930s ; Peredyshki ; Fomenting inter-imperialist tensions ; Diplomacy in Stalin's industrialization ; Stalin's emphasis on defense ; Trail of broken "Friendship" Treaties ; Comintern factor ; United Front (Lenin)/Popular Front (Stalin) -- Soviet pro-German posture. Early roots ; The Brest-Litovsk Precedent (1918) ; Straws in the wind ; The "Communazi" factor ; Stalin navigates European waters ; Far East dangers
  • Part Two: Stalin Prepares for War. -- The myth of collective security. League weaknesses ; Soviet view toward the League ; Stalin's cautiousness -- America in Stalin's future. Stalin watches America slide toward war ; Stalin's American affinities ; Stalin at the Eighteenth Party Congress ; Stalin's defensism ; Stalin on the West's plans ; The significance of Stalin's hints ; Stalin and the CPUSA ; American "Colossus" ; Stalin's hoped-for Lend-Lease ; A "Strange" U.S.-Soviet Alliance ; Stalin defends state interests ; Stalin and FDR ; Spies and agents of influence ; Stalin among the Big Three -- Nazi-Soviet pacts and aftermath. Controversy over Stalin's defense policies ; Specifics of Nazi-Soviet pacts and protocols ; Carving up the world ; New tensions ; Gaining territory by the Pacts -- Pre-Barbarossa war plans. Stalin's first reactions ; Early German successes ; Stalin's behavior on the dramatic day ; Development of historiography on Stalin's reactions ; New versions of Stalin's behavior on June 22 ; Additional observations and issues -- Part Three: The War and its Aftermath. Stalin bluffs and defeats Wehrmacht. Reassessing Stalin ; Stalin bluffs in the "Great Game" ; Barbarossa materializes ; Stalin's not-so-blind eye ; The "bluff" ; Stalin's costly errors ; Soviet weaknesses ; Stalin approves a modified Kutuzov Strategy ; Did the bluff pay off? ; Preventing a Russain "Gleiwitz" ; Stalin's military defense plan ; How "unprepared" was the RKKA? -- Winning the war, losing the peace. HInts of a coming Cold War, 1946 ; Cold War chronology ; A "new" Stalin? ; Today's Russian historians on the Cold War ; Assessing Stalin's alleged greatness -- Stalin, Soviet Premier, Broadcast to the People of the Soviet Union -- Stalin's biography in current Russian Military Encyclopedia -- Stalin's Speech at the Reception in the Kremlin in Honor of the Commanders of the Red Army
Control code
ocn662405916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780313391651
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010039732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)662405916
Label
Assured victory : how "Stalin the Great" won the war but lost the peace, Albert L. Weeks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fallout from the Medvedev Decree -- Poll on Stalin's greatness -- Revising school textbooks -- Historiographer's view toward writing history -- Part One: Age of Dictators. Stalin: the twentieth century's second dictator. Unique dictator ; Advantages enjoyed by Stalin ; Contrasts with Western leadership ; Stalin uses diplomacy as a weapon ; Stalin's personal qualities ; Dealing with the West and America ; Stalin's use of bluff ; A "master politician" -- Stalin's methods and accomplishments. The Stalin Cult ; Machiavellian methods ; Legacy of the cautious leader -- The Vozhd prepares for war. Consolidating the home front ; Were the purges justified? ; The Kirov case ; Mainstream historiography on the purges ; The watershed year -- The world as seen from Stalin's Kremlin. Foundation of German-Soviet relations ; Red Army-German military collaboration ; Soviet-Fascist totalitarian kinship ; Treacherous currents of Europe -- Soviet two-track policy. Counterpoint of early Soviet diplomacy, 1918-1930s ; Peredyshki ; Fomenting inter-imperialist tensions ; Diplomacy in Stalin's industrialization ; Stalin's emphasis on defense ; Trail of broken "Friendship" Treaties ; Comintern factor ; United Front (Lenin)/Popular Front (Stalin) -- Soviet pro-German posture. Early roots ; The Brest-Litovsk Precedent (1918) ; Straws in the wind ; The "Communazi" factor ; Stalin navigates European waters ; Far East dangers
  • Part Two: Stalin Prepares for War. -- The myth of collective security. League weaknesses ; Soviet view toward the League ; Stalin's cautiousness -- America in Stalin's future. Stalin watches America slide toward war ; Stalin's American affinities ; Stalin at the Eighteenth Party Congress ; Stalin's defensism ; Stalin on the West's plans ; The significance of Stalin's hints ; Stalin and the CPUSA ; American "Colossus" ; Stalin's hoped-for Lend-Lease ; A "Strange" U.S.-Soviet Alliance ; Stalin defends state interests ; Stalin and FDR ; Spies and agents of influence ; Stalin among the Big Three -- Nazi-Soviet pacts and aftermath. Controversy over Stalin's defense policies ; Specifics of Nazi-Soviet pacts and protocols ; Carving up the world ; New tensions ; Gaining territory by the Pacts -- Pre-Barbarossa war plans. Stalin's first reactions ; Early German successes ; Stalin's behavior on the dramatic day ; Development of historiography on Stalin's reactions ; New versions of Stalin's behavior on June 22 ; Additional observations and issues -- Part Three: The War and its Aftermath. Stalin bluffs and defeats Wehrmacht. Reassessing Stalin ; Stalin bluffs in the "Great Game" ; Barbarossa materializes ; Stalin's not-so-blind eye ; The "bluff" ; Stalin's costly errors ; Soviet weaknesses ; Stalin approves a modified Kutuzov Strategy ; Did the bluff pay off? ; Preventing a Russain "Gleiwitz" ; Stalin's military defense plan ; How "unprepared" was the RKKA? -- Winning the war, losing the peace. HInts of a coming Cold War, 1946 ; Cold War chronology ; A "new" Stalin? ; Today's Russian historians on the Cold War ; Assessing Stalin's alleged greatness -- Stalin, Soviet Premier, Broadcast to the People of the Soviet Union -- Stalin's biography in current Russian Military Encyclopedia -- Stalin's Speech at the Reception in the Kremlin in Honor of the Commanders of the Red Army
Control code
ocn662405916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780313391651
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010039732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)662405916

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