Russia at War, 1941–1945: A History

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Simon and Schuster, 14 мар. 2017 г. - Всего страниц: 1136
In 1941, Russian-born British journalist Alexander Werth observed the unfolding of the Soviet-German conflict with his own eyes. What followed was the widely acclaimed book, Russia at War, first printed in 1964. At once a history of facts, a collection of interviews, and a document of the human condition, Russia at War is a stunning, modern classic that chronicles the savagery and struggles on Russian soil during the most incredible military conflict in modern history.

As a behind-the-scenes eyewitness to the pivotal, shattering events as they occurred, Werth chronicles with vivid detail the hardships of everyday citizens, massive military operations, and the political movements toward diplomacy as the world tried to reckon with what they had created. Despite its sheer historical scope, Werth tells the story of a country at war in startlingly human terms, drawing from his daily interviews and conversations with generals, soldiers, peasants, and other working class civilians. The result is a unique and expansive work with immeasurable breadth and depth, built on lucid and engaging prose, that captures every aspect of a terrible moment in human history.

Now newly updated with a foreword by Soviet historian Nicolas Werth, the son of Alexander Werth, this new edition of Russia at War continues to be indispensable World War II journalism and the definitive historical authority on the Soviet-German war.
 

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This is the first book I read focussed on the eastern front. It has always seemed to be an adequate exploration of the largest armed conflict on this planet. Читать весь отзыв

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Russia at War 1941-1945 Alexander Werth Tuesday, November 26, 2013 I read this book many years ago, but have been sampling and browsing over the past two nights. I cannot decide if I want to give it ... Читать весь отзыв

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Foreword
Introduction
PART ONE PRELUDE TO
Russias 1939 Dilemma
The SovietGerman Pact
The Partition of Poland
From the Finnish War to the German Invasion of France
Russia and the Fall of FranceBaltic States and Bessarabia
Stalin Ropes in the Church
the Chuikov Story
The Stalingrad months in Moscowthe Churchill visit and after
Russians encircle the Germans at Stalingrad
Stalingrad CloseUps
the Agony
Stalingrad at the Time of the Capitulation
Caucasus Round Trip

a Psychological TurningPoint?
Display of Russian Military MightMolotovs Tragicomic Visit to Berlin
1941it will be a Happy Year
The Last Weeks of Peace
I
PART TWO FROM THE INVASION TO THE BATTLE OF MOSCOW
Soviet Unpreparedness in June 1941
II
The Invasion
Molotov and Stalin Speak
the First Check to the Blitzkrieg
Moscow at the Beginning of the
Autumn Journey to the Smolensk Front
Advance on Leningrad
Khrushchev versus Stalin
I
The Evacuation of Industry
Battle of Moscow BeginsThe October 16 Panic
Battle of Moscow IIStalins Holy Russia Speech
The Moscow CounterOffensive
III
The Diplomatic Scene of the First Months of the Invasion
PART THREE THE LENINGRAD STORY
The Dead of Leningrad
The Enemy Advances
Three Million Trapped
The Ladoga Lifeline
XIV
Moscow in June 1942
The AngloSoviet Alliance
Kerch Kharkov and Sebastopol
The Renewal of the German Advance
PatrieenDanger and the PostRostov Reforms
V
The Germans and the Ukraine
The Economic Effort of 19423the Red Armys New LookLendLease
Before the Spring Lull of 1943Stalins WarningThe Germans
The Dissolution of the Comintern and Other Curious Events in
Hitler Loses His Last Chance of Turning the Tide
CloseUp of a Purely Russian City under the Germans
German Crimes in the Soviet Union
The Partisans in the SovietGerman
Paradoxes of Soviet Foreign Policy in 1943The Fall of MussoliniThe
Stalins Little Nationalist Orgy after Kursk
Some Characteristics of 1944
Ukrainian Microcosm
Odessa Capital of Rumanian Transniestria
Hitlers Crimean Catastrophe
The Lull Before DDayStalins Flirtation with the Catholic Church VI The Russians and the Normandy Landing Slav Unity
Worse than Stalingrad
What Happened at Warsaw?
Lublinthe Maidanek Murder Camp
Rumania Finland and Bulgaria Pack Up XI Churchills Second Moscow Visit
Stalins HorseTrading with de Gaulle
Alternative Policies and Ideologies towards the End of the
PART EIGHT VICTORYAND THE SEEDS OF THE COLD
Into Germany
Yalta and After
Berlin Under the Russians Only
The Three Months Peace
Potsdam
The Short RussoJapanese WarHiroshima
Selected Bibliography
Chronological Table Acknowledgements
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Alexander Werth (1901–1969) was a British journalist. He was a war correspondent in Russia for the Sunday Times and the Guardian and a commentator for the BBC from 1941 to 1948. He was one of the first outsiders allowed into Stalingrad after the battle and one of the few journalists to visit the Majdanek concentration camp. Russia at War was his best-known work.

Nicolas Werth, the son of Alexander Werth, is a historian of the Soviet Union and an internationally-known expert on communist studies. He lives in Paris, France.

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