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The Last Days of Stalin

The Last Days of Stalin
A Book

by Joshua Rubenstein

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0300192223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Monografie over de laatste maanden in het leven van Stalin en de periode daarna.

The Last Days of Stalin

The Last Days of Stalin
A Book

by Joshua Rubenstein

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0300216769
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Joshua Rubenstein’s riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952 when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin’s murderous regime. He was poised to challenge the newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with armed force, and was also broadening a vicious campaign against Soviet Jews. Stalin’s sudden collapse and death in March 1953 was as dramatic and mysterious as his life. It is no overstatement to say that his passing marked a major turning point in the twentieth century. The Last Days of Stalin is an engaging, briskly told account of the dictator’s final active months, the vigil at his deathbed, and the unfolding of Soviet and international events in the months after his death. Rubenstein throws fresh light on the devious plotting of Beria, Malenkov, Khrushchev, and other “comrades in arms” who well understood the significance of the dictator’s impending death; the witness-documented events of his death as compared to official published versions; Stalin’s rumored plans to forcibly exile Soviet Jews; the responses of Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles to the Kremlin’s conciliatory gestures after Stalin’s death; and the momentous repercussions when Stalin’s regime of terror was cut short.

Russia's Policy Towards India

Russia's Policy Towards India
From Stalin to Yeltsin

by J. A. Naik

  • Publisher : M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9788185880792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Hugh R Trevor-Roper

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1995-11-28
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1349141046
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Hugh Trevor-Roper

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1992-10-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780226812243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953
A Book

by Jamil Hasanli

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2011-07-16
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 073916807X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents Western and Soviet policies on Turkey from the end of the Second World War until Stalin's death in 1953. It explains how Turkey became the first regional testing ground for the Soviet-Western confrontation, which emerged after the Second World War and came to be known as the Cold War.

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev
A Book

by Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev,Serge_ Khrushchev

  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN : 0271028610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nikita Khrushchev&’s proclamation from the floor of the United Nations that &“we will bury you&” is one of the most chilling and memorable moments in the history of the Cold War, but from the Cuban Missile Crisis to his criticism of the Soviet ruling structure late in his career, the motivation for Khrushchev&’s actions wasn&’t always clear. Many Americans regarded him as a monster, while in the USSR he was viewed at various times as either hero or traitor. But what was he really like, and what did he really think? Readers of Khrushchev&’s memoirs will now be able to answer these questions for themselves (and will discover that what Khrushchev really said at the UN was &“we will bury colonialism&”). This is the second volume of three in the only complete and fully reliable version of the memoirs available in English. In the first volume, published in 2004, Khrushchev takes his story up to the close of World War II. In the first section of this second volume, he covers the period from 1945 to 1956, from the famine and devastation of the immediate aftermath of the war to Stalin&’s death, the subsequent power struggle, and the Twentieth Party Congress. The remaining sections are devoted to Khrushchev&’s recollections and thoughts about various domestic and international problems. In the second and third sections, he recalls the virgin lands and other agricultural campaigns and his dealings with nuclear scientists and weapons designers. He also considers other sectors of the economy, specifically construction and the provision of consumer goods, administrative reform, and questions of war, peace, and disarmament. In the last section, he discusses the relations between the party leadership and the intelligentsia. Included among the Appendixes are the notebooks of Nina Petrovna Kukharchuk, Khrushchev&’s wife.

Stalin's Citizens

Stalin's Citizens
Everyday Politics in the Wake of Total War

by Serhy Yekelchyk

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-08-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 019939041X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Being a good citizen under Stalin meant taking an active part in political rituals, such as elections, parades, festive meetings, political information sessions, and subscriptions to state bonds. In Stalin's Citizens, Serhy Yekelchyk examines how ordinary citizens came to embrace some parts of this everyday Stalinist politics and resist others. The first study of the everyday political life under Stalin, this book examines citizenship through common practices of expressing Soviet identity in the public space. The Stalinist state understood citizenship as practice, with participation in a set of political rituals and public display of certain "civic emotions" serving as the marker of a person's inclusion in the political world. The state's relations with its citizens were structured by rituals of celebration, thanking, and hatred-rites that required both political awareness and a demonstrable emotional response. Soviet functionaries transmitted this obligation to ordinary citizens through the mechanisms of communal authority, including workplace committees, volunteer agitators, and other forms of peer pressure, as much as through brutal state coercion. Yet, the populace also often imbued these ceremonies with different meanings: as a popular fête, an occasion to get together after work, a chance to purchase goods not available on other days, and an opportunity to indulge in some drinking. The people also understood these political rituals as moments of negotiation whereby they would fulfill their "patriotic duty" but expected the state to reciprocate by providing essential services and basic social welfare. Nearly-universal passive resistance to required attendance challenges theories about the mass internalization of communist ideology. Focusing on the last years of World War II and immediate postwar years, Yekelchyk shows how formulaic rituals under Stalin could create space for the people to express their concerns, fears, and prejudices, as well as their eagerness to be viewed as citizens in good standing.

Stalin's Wars

Stalin's Wars
From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953

by Geoffrey Roberts

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9780300112047
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Hitler and Stalin

Hitler and Stalin
The Tyrants and the Second World War

by Laurence Rees

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0241979684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Laurence Rees brilliantly combines powerful eye-witness testimony, vivid narrative and compelling analysis in this superb account' Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler: Hubris and Hitler: Nemesis 'In this fascinating study of two monsters, Rees is extraordinarily perceptive and original' Antony Beevor _____________________ Two tyrants. Each responsible for the death of millions. This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two leaders during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear; and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But as bestselling historian Laurence Rees shows, at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt-of suffering - in Hitler's case, most infamously the Holocaust - in order to build the utopias they wanted. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers, civilians and those who knew both men personally, Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a master work from one of our finest historians. _____________________ 'Coming from one of the world's experts on the Second World War, this is an important and original - and devastating - account of Hitler and Stalin as dictators. A must read' Professor Robert Service, author of Stalin: A Biography 'Impressive . . . well paced and well informed with an eye for telling anecdotes and colourful character sketches . . . Rees' decision to add personal stories to his narrative adds an important layer to our understanding of both the dictators themselves and their victims' Robert Gerwarth, The Daily Telegraph

Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg
The Last Days of the Romanovs

by Helen Rappaport

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-04-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1409061477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin
A Biographical Companion

by Helen Rappaport

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1576070840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Italian Intellectuals and International Politics, 1945–1992

Italian Intellectuals and International Politics, 1945–1992
A Book

by Alessandra Tarquini,Andrea Guiso

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 3030249387
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Italian intellectuals played an important role in the shaping of international politics during the Cold War. The visions of the world that they promulgated, their influence on public opinion and their ability to shape collective speech, whether in agreement with or in opposition to those in power, have been underestimated and understudied. This volume marks one of the first serious attempts to assess how Italian intellectuals understood and influenced Italy’s place in the post–World War II world. The protagonists represent the three key post-war political cultures: Catholic, Marxist and Liberal Democratic. Together, these essays uncover the role of such intellectuals in institutional networks, their impact on the national and transnational circulation of ideas and the relationships they established with a variety of international associations and movements.

Stalin's Empire of Memory

Stalin's Empire of Memory
Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination

by Serhi? I?E?kel?chyk,Serhy Yekelchyk,Serhij Jekel·?ik,Serhij O. Jekel??yk

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780802088086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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."--

Remembering Stalin's Victims

Remembering Stalin's Victims
Popular Memory and the End of the USSR

by Kathleen E. Smith

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-05-31
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1501717952
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Remembering Stalin's Victims, Kathleen E. Smith examines how government reformers' repudiation of Stalin's repressions both in the 1950s and in the 1980s created new political crises. Drawing on interviews, she tells the stories of citizens and officials in conflict over the past. She also addresses the underlying question of how societies emerging from rep1;essive regimes reconcile themselves to their memories. Soviet leaders twice attempted to liberalize communist rule and both times their initiatives hinged on criticism of Stalin. During the years of the Khrushchev "thaw" and again during Gorbachev's glasnost, anti-Stalinism proved a unique catalyst for democratic mobilization. Under Gorbachev, dissatisfaction with half truths about past atrocities united citizens from all walks of life in the Memorial Society, an independent mass movement that eventually challenged the very notion of reform communism. Smith investigates why citizens risked confrontation with the Communist Party in order to promote recognition of the victims of Stalinism and recompense for their survivors. Efforts to acknowledge the bitter legacy of totalitarian rule, while originally supporting a stable statesociety reform coalition, ultimately provoked "radical" demands for openness about the past, official accountability, and institutional guarantees of human rights, Smith explains. The battle over the Soviet past, she suggests, not only illuminates the dynamic between elite and mass political actors during liberalization, but also reveals the scars that totalitarian rule has left on Russian society and the long-term obstacles to reform it has created.

Recent Developments in the Soviet Bloc

Recent Developments in the Soviet Bloc
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Europe of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stalin

Stalin
A Book

by Harold Shukman

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2011-11-08
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0752474901
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Women's Works in Stalin's Time

Women's Works in Stalin's Time
On Lidiia Chukovskaia and Nadezhda Mandelstam

by Beth Holmgren

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780253208293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"... Holmgren gives a superb comparative analysis of the literary legacy of the two memoirists." —Times Literary Supplement "Beth Holmgren's book is a highly original and very productive critical appraisal of the work of Likiia Chukovskaia and Nadezhda Mandelstam." —The Russian Review "This fine book, with its copious, informative notes and good bibliography, will interest students of 20th-century literature and theorists of autobiography, feminist criticism, and gender studies."Â —Choice "... a fascinating book that provides a powerful testament to the strength and endurance of women in a particularly ghastly period of history." —Signs "... impressive, eloquently written... an integrated comparative study of two very different female survivors of the Stalinist night." —Caryl Emerson "... a bold scholarly act.... The writing is excellent throughout." —Barbara Heldt Two extraordinary women writers are evoked as models of women's heroic roles in preserving Russian culture in Stalin's time. A fresh and eloquent approach to the literature of the Stalinist age.

The Secret File of Joseph Stalin

The Secret File of Joseph Stalin
A Hidden Life

by Roman Brackman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-11-23
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN : 1135758395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This account of Stalin's life begins with his early years, the family breakup caused by the suspicion that the boy was the result of an adulterous affair, the abuse by his father and the growth of the traumatized boy into criminal, spy, and finally one of the 20th century's political monsters.

Stalin's Agent

Stalin's Agent
The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov

by Boris Volodarsky

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015-01-16
  • Pages : 789
  • ISBN : 0199656584
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stalinist henchman, Soviet spy, celebrated 'defector' to the West, and central character in the greatest KGB deception ever, this is the true story behind 'General Alexander Orlov', the man who never was, now uncovered for the first time.