Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008/11/26 - 880 ページ

In Absolute War, acclaimed historian and journalist Chris Bellamy crafts the first full account since the fall of the Soviet Union of World War II's battle on the Eastern Front, one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

The conflict on the Eastern Front, fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945, was the greatest, most costly, and most brutal conflict on land in human history. It was arguably the single most decisive factor of the war, and shaped the postwar world as we know it. In this magisterial work, Bellamy outlines the lead-up to the war, in which the fragile alliance between the two dictators was unceremoniously broken, and examines its far-reaching consequences, arguing that the cost of victory was ultimately too much for the Soviet Union to bear. With breadth of scope and a surfeit of new information, this is the definitive history of a conflict whose reverberations are still felt today.


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ユーザー レビュー  - tommi180744 - LibraryThing

Comprehensively detailed account of Communist Russia (USSR) v Fascist Nazi Germany & its allies: also covers the campaign in the Far East against Japan. A Bibliography of 15 pages & 83 pages of Notes ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

I admit more than a fascination with the Eastern Front - the largest land front in military history. This book takes the long view - starts before the Second World War, and ends with the Japanese ... レビュー全文を読む



Midnight in Moscow
Black snow
Leningrad September 1941 to February 1944
The Grand Alliance
the worst year 1942
the Caucasus Stalingrad and Mars
Kursk and a new professionalism
reasserting Soviet control

the country the forces
Barbarossa unleashed and the battles of the frontiers
Kremlin at
Winning oneself to death
New world order
Select bibliography
Notes and references

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著者について (2008)

Chris Bellamy is Professor of Military Science and Doctrine and Director of the Security Studies Institute at Cranfield University. Born in 1955, he was educated at the universities of Oxford, London, Westminster, and Edinburgh, where he earned his doctorate. In 1990 he was appointed Defense Correspondent of the Independent, and served in that capacity for more than seven years, reporting from Saudi Arabia and Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War; from Bosnia between 1992 and 1997; and from Chechnya in 1995.