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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

Label
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
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gellately, Robert
Dewey number
947.084/2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.S8
LC item number
G44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Communism
  • Soviet Union
Label
Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War, Robert Gellately
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-456) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
477 pages
Isbn
9780307269157
Lccn
2012028768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn795758101
  • (OCoLC)795758101
Label
Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War, Robert Gellately
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-456) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
477 pages
Isbn
9780307269157
Lccn
2012028768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn795758101
  • (OCoLC)795758101

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