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The Resource Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War, Robert Gellately

Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War, Robert Gellately

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Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War
Title
Stalin's curse
Title remainder
battling for communism in war and Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gellately
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a chilling, riveting account based on newly released Russian documentation that reveals Joseph Stalin's true motives -- and the extent of his enduring commitment to expanding the Soviet empire -- during the years in which he seemingly collaborated with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and the capitalist West. At the Big Three conferences of World War II, Stalin persuasively played the role of a great world leader. Even astute observers like George F. Kennan concluded that the United States and Great Britain should view Stalin as a modern-day tsarist-like figure whose primary concerns lay in international strategy and power politics, not in ideology. Now Robert Gellately uses recently uncovered documents to make clear that, in fact, the dictator was an unwavering revolutionary merely biding his time, determined as ever to establish Communist regimes across Europe and beyond, and that his actions during these years (and the poorly calculated Western responses) set in motion what would eventually become the Cold War. Gellately takes us behind the scenes. We see the dictator disguising his political ambitions and prioritizing the future of Communism, even as he pursued the war against Hitler. Along the way, the ascetic dictator's Machiavellian moves and bouts of irrationality kept the Western leaders on their toes, in a world that became more dangerous and divided year by year. Exciting, deeply engaging, and shrewdly perceptive, Stalin's Curse is an unprecedented revelation of the sinister machinations of the Soviet dictator. - Publisher
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ICU/DLC
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1943-
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Gellately, Robert
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.S8
LC item number
G44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Soviet Union
  • Communism
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Stalinisme
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Sovjet-Unie
Label
Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War, Robert Gellately
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-456) and index
Contents
pt. I. The Stalinist revolution : Making the Stalinist revolution ; Exterminating internal threats to socialist unity ; War and illusions ; Soviet aims and Western concessions ; Taking Eastern Europe ; The Red Army in Berlin -- Restoring the Stalinist dictatorship in a broken society -- pt. II. Shadows of the Cold War : Stalin and Truman: false starts ; Potsdam, the bomb and Asia ; Soviet retribution and post-war trials ; Soviet retribution and ethnic groups ; Reaffirming communist ideology -- pt. III. Stalin's Cold War : New communist regimes in Poland and Czechoslovakia ; The pattern of dictatorships: Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary ; Communism in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece ; The passing of the communist moment in Western Europe ; Stalin's choices and the future of Europe ; Stalinist failures: Yugoslavia and Germany ; Looking at Asia from the Kremlin ; New waves of Stalinization ; Stalin's last will and testament
Control code
795758101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[xiv], 477 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307269157
Lccn
2012028768
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)795758101
Label
Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War, Robert Gellately
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-456) and index
Contents
pt. I. The Stalinist revolution : Making the Stalinist revolution ; Exterminating internal threats to socialist unity ; War and illusions ; Soviet aims and Western concessions ; Taking Eastern Europe ; The Red Army in Berlin -- Restoring the Stalinist dictatorship in a broken society -- pt. II. Shadows of the Cold War : Stalin and Truman: false starts ; Potsdam, the bomb and Asia ; Soviet retribution and post-war trials ; Soviet retribution and ethnic groups ; Reaffirming communist ideology -- pt. III. Stalin's Cold War : New communist regimes in Poland and Czechoslovakia ; The pattern of dictatorships: Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary ; Communism in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece ; The passing of the communist moment in Western Europe ; Stalin's choices and the future of Europe ; Stalinist failures: Yugoslavia and Germany ; Looking at Asia from the Kremlin ; New waves of Stalinization ; Stalin's last will and testament
Control code
795758101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[xiv], 477 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307269157
Lccn
2012028768
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)795758101

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