The Last Days of Stalin

The Last Days of Stalin
Author: Joshua Rubenstein
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 0300192223
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Stalin Book Excerpt:

Monografie over de laatste maanden in het leven van Stalin en de periode daarna.

Russia s Policy Towards India

Russia s Policy Towards India
Author: J. A. Naik
Publsiher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9788185880792
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia s Policy Towards India Book Excerpt:

This book divided into two parts.covers Russia's policy towards india before and after the disintegration of Soviet Union.In earlier phase,except for brief span under Stalin.India had become a focal point of Sovite policy in Asia.Stalin had refused to treat India even asan independent country.The more important part of the book deals with Russia's policy after the disintegration of the Sovile Union .It studies in details how did Gorbachev's perestroika cffect the course of Russsian Policy,and how Yeltsin had settled the question of the huge lone toIndia on highly unfavourable terme of India.

The Last Days of Hitler

The Last Days of Hitler
Author: Hugh R Trevor-Roper
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1995-11-28
ISBN: 1349141046
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Hitler Book Excerpt:

In September 1945 the circumstances surrounding Hitler's death were dark and mysterious. Hugh Trevor-Roper, an intelligence officer, was given the task of uncovering the last few weeks of Hitler's life. His brilliant piece of detective work proved finally that Hitler had killed himself and also tells the story of the last days of the Thousand Year Reich in the Berlin Bunker.

The Last Days of Hitler

The Last Days of Hitler
Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1992-10-15
ISBN: 9780226812243
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Hitler Book Excerpt:

Late in 1945, Trevor-Roper was appointed by British Intelligence in Germany to investigate conflicting evidence surrounding Hitler's final days and to produce a definitive report on his death. The author, who had access to American counterintelligence files and to German prisoners, focuses on the last ten days of Hitler's life, April 20-29, 1945, in the underground bunker in Berlin—a bizarre and gripping episode punctuated by power play and competition among Hitler's potential successors. "From exhaustive research [Trevor-Roper] has put together a carefully documented, irrefutable, and unforgettable reconstruction of the last days in April, 1945."—New Republic "A book sound in its scholarship, brilliant in its presentation, a delight for historians and laymen alike."—A. J. P. Taylor, New Statesman

Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN: 1409061477
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ekaterinburg Book Excerpt:

A vivid and compelling account of the final thirteen days of the Romanovs, counting down to the last, tense hours of their lives. On 4 July 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room. This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule and began an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression.

Stalin s Wars

Stalin s Wars
Author: Geoffrey Roberts
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9780300112047
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Wars Book Excerpt:

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. While frankly exploring the full extent of Stalin’s brutalities and their impact on the Soviet people, Roberts also uncovers evidence leading to the stunning conclusion that Stalin was both the greatest military leader of the twentieth century and a remarkable politician who sought to avoid the Cold War and establish a long-term detente with the capitalist world. By means of an integrated military, political, and diplomatic narrative, the author draws a sustained and compelling personal portrait of the Soviet leader. The resulting picture is fascinating and contradictory, and it will inevitably change the way we understand Stalin and his place in history. Roberts depicts a despot who helped save the world for democracy, a personal charmer who disciplined mercilessly, a utopian ideologue who could be a practical realist, and a warlord who undertook the role of architect of post-war peace.

Stalin s Empire of Memory

Stalin s Empire of Memory
Author: Serhi? I?E?kel?chyk,Serhy Yekelchyk,Serhij Jekel·?ik,Serhij O. Jekel??yk
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780802088086
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Empire of Memory Book Excerpt:

"Yekelchyk posits that contemporary representations of the past reflected the USSR's evolution into an empire with a complex hierarchy among its nations. In reality, he argues, the authorities never quite managed to control popular historical imagination or fully reconcile Russia's 'glorious past' with national mythologies of the non-Russian nationalities."--

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1576070840
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Stalin Book Excerpt:

Reveals the more personal side of the Machiavellian mastermind who not only orchestrated the Great Terror but also forged the USSR into a world power

Stalin

Stalin
Author: Harold Shukman
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-11-08
ISBN: 0752474901
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin Book Excerpt:

Stalin was one of the most rulthless and authoritarian dictators in world history. This concise title presents Lenin's heir from his beginnings for priesthood to General Secretary of the Communist Party.

Death at the Dacha

Death at the Dacha
Author: Paul M. Levitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 1493050605
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death at the Dacha Book Excerpt:

As Stalin lies dying, this novel records his last thoughts, which he renders as a movie about the people he believes envenomed his life, namely, Lenin and certain women. (A film devotee, Stalin so loved movies that some scholars have even suggested that he governed the Soviet empire by cinematocracy, rule by cinema.) He has suffered a stroke but will linger for three days before dying. As in a film, he revisits scenes and old arguments with Lenin, and then endures a trial over his charge that women have poisoned his life. At the conclusion of the trial, Stalin’s mind screen returns to V.I. Lenin. What follows then is Stalin’s concluding mockery and denunciation of Lenin; Lenin’s final assessment of Stalin; and the end of the novel: Stalin’s dying words.

Lenin s Tomb

Lenin s Tomb
Author: David Remnick
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-04-02
ISBN: 0804173583
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lenin s Tomb Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times From the editor of The New Yorker: a riveting account of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which has become the standard book on the subject. Lenin’s Tomb combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. Remnick takes us through the tumultuous 75-year period of Communist rule leading up to the collapse and gives us the voices of those who lived through it, from democratic activists to Party members, from anti-Semites to Holocaust survivors, from Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Sakharov. An extraordinary history of an empire undone, Lenin’s Tomb stands as essential reading for our times.

Survey

Survey
Author: Walter Laqueur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1956
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soviet Union
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chronology of the Cold War

Chronology of the Cold War
Author: Lester Brune
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN: 1000143724
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronology of the Cold War Book Excerpt:

More than just a timeline, the Chronology of the Cold War is in-depth chronological narrative organized into sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940 II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945 III. Containment and Détente, 1946-1975 IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991 V. Epilogue Based on sections of the Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations (Routledge 2003), the book includes significant additional material on Russia, China, arms control, and the Cold War in the Third World. This easy-to-use reference also includes an introductory section reviewing the history leading up to the Cold War from 1917 to 1945, a general bibliography of resources on the Cold War and is illustrated with photographs from presidential libraries and 18 maps.

The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy

The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy
Author: Tom Rockmore,Norman Levine
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN: 113751650X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy Book Excerpt:

This intellectually discomfiting, disturbingly provocative, yet still thoroughly scholarly Handbook reproduces the intellectual ferment that accompanied the Russian Revolution including the wholly polarising effect at that time of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy does not settle for one safe interpretation of the thought of this world-historic figure but rather revels in a clash of viewpoints. Most interestingly it presents a contrast between the Western editors who emphasise pure democracy and Marxian humanism with many of the contributing scholars who take a more sanguine view of the Leninist political project. Perhaps reflecting the current Western political crisis, some of the volume’s other European and North American scholars more closely align with their colleagues from the Global South. Key Features: · Places particular emphasis on the key elements of Lenin’s thought – the dictatorship of the proletariat (which is trenchantly defended), the nature of the dialectic and the New Economic Policy · Additional comprehensive coverage includes the theory of the party, Bolshevism, imperialism, and the class struggle in the countryside · Examines the relation of Lenin’s thought to the ideas of his most influential contemporaries (including Luxemburg, Stalin and Trotsky) as well as the most eminent thinker to interpret Lenin since his death – György Lukács This Handbook is essential reading for scholars, researchers and advanced students in political philosophy, political theory, the history of political ideas, economics, international relations and world history. It is also ideal for the general reader who wishes to understand some of the most powerful ideas that have shaped the modern world and that may yet shake the world again.

Stalin

Stalin
Author: Christopher Read
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN: 1315527634
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin Book Excerpt:

This new biography of Stalin offers an accessible and up-to-date representation of one of the twentieth-century’s defining figures, as well as new insights, analysis and illumination to deepen our understanding of his actions, intentions and the nature of the power that he wielded. Christopher Read examines Stalin’s contribution to and impact on Russian and world events in the first half of the twentieth century. The biography brings together the avalanche of sources and scholarship which followed the collapse of the system Stalin constructed, including the often neglected writings and speeches of Stalin himself. In addition to a detailed narrative and analysis of Stalin’s rule, chapters also cover his early years and humble beginnings in a small town at a remote outpost of the Russian Empire, his role in the revolution, his relationships with Lenin, Trotsky and others in the 1920s, and his rise to become one of the most powerful figures in human history. The book closes with an account of Stalin’s afterlife and legacy, both in the immediate aftermath of his death and in the decades since. This concise account of Stalin’s life is the perfect introduction for students of modern Russian history.

Stalin s Folly

Stalin s Folly
Author: Constantine Pleshakov
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0618773614
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Folly Book Excerpt:

Reassessing the Soviet response to the Nazi invasion of Russia, the author portrays Stalin as an ineffective and paralyzed military leader who allowed hundreds of thousands of his soldiers to be slaughtered in the first ten days of the invasion. Reprint.

Stalin s Hardest Days 1941

Stalin s Hardest Days   1941
Author: Ovidijus Gelzinis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Hardest Days 1941 Book Excerpt:

Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union from the late 1920's until his death in 1953. During his time as a leader, he faced many challenges, however for him, the hardest challenge came on June 22, 1941, when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with the largest invading force in history with around 3,000,000 men. The war would last until 1945 and would result in a Soviet victory and the destruction of Nazi Germany. All the years of the war would be very hard for Stalin, however none of them were so hard as the first half year of the war in 1941, which would become the hardest period he had to face in the nearly 30 years of his rule, because never would the Soviet Union come so close to collapse as in that half-year period of the war in 1941 until it collapsed in 1991.

Eight Days at Yalta

Eight Days at Yalta
Author: Diana Preston
Publsiher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 0802147666
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Days at Yalta Book Excerpt:

The authoritative history of the pivotal conference between Allied leaders at the close of WWII, based on revealing firsthand accounts. Crimea, 1945. As the last battles of WWII were fought, US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin—the so-called “Big Three” —met in the Crimean resort town of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast, and intermittent bonhomie, they decided on the endgame of the war against Nazi Germany and how the defeated nation should be governed. They also worked out the constitution of the nascent United Nations; the price of Soviet entry into the war against Japan; the new borders of Poland; and spheres of influence across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Greece. Drawing on the lively accounts of those who were there—from the leaders and advisors such as Averell Harriman, Anthony Eden, and Andrei Gromyko, to Churchill’s secretary Marian Holmes and FDR’s daughter Anna Boettiger—Diana Preston has crafted a masterful chronicle of the conference that created the post-war world. Who “won” Yalta has been debated ever since. After Germany’s surrender, Churchill wrote to the new president, Harry Truman, of “an iron curtain” that was now “drawn upon [the Soviets’] front.” Knowing his troops controlled eastern Europe, Stalin’s judgment in April 1945 thus speaks volumes: “Whoever occupies a territory also imposes on it his own social system.”

The Russian Mind Since Stalin s Death

The Russian Mind Since Stalin   s Death
Author: Iurii Iakovlevich Glazov,Jurij Ja Glazov,Ûrij Âkovlevič Glazov,Yuri Glazov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1985-07-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Mind Since Stalin s Death Book Excerpt:

I have been working on this book since leaving Russia in April of 1972. It was my wish to write this book in English, and there were what seemed to me to be serious reasons for doing so. In recent years there has appeared a wealth of literature, in Russian, about Russia. As a rule, this literature has been published outside the USSR by authors who still live in the Soviet Union or who have only recently left it. A fair amount of important literature is being translated into English, but I believe it will be read main ly by specialists in Russian studies, or by those who have a great interest in the subject already. The majority of Russian authors write, of course, for the Russian reader or for an imagined Western public. It is my feeling that Russian authors have serious difficulties in understanding the men tality of Westerners, and that there still exists a gap between the visions of Russians and non-Russians. I have made my humble attempt to bridge ~his gap and I will be happy if I am even partly successful. The Russian world is indeed fascinating. Many people who visit Russia for a few days or weeks find it a country full of historical charm, fantastic architecture and infinite mystery. For many inside the country, especial ly for those in conflict with the Soviet authorities.

The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1957-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saturday Evening Post Book Excerpt: