The Resource Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945 : the origins of the Cold War, R.C. Raack

Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945 : the origins of the Cold War, R.C. Raack

Label
Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945 : the origins of the Cold War
Title
Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945
Title remainder
the origins of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
R.C. Raack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Exploiting new findings from former East Bloc archives and from long-ignored Western sources, this book presents a wholly new picture of the coming of World War II, Allied wartime diplomacy, and the origins of the Cold War. The author reveals that the story - widely believed by historians and Western wartime leaders alike - that Stalin's purposes in European diplomacy from 1938 on were mainly defensive is a fantasy. Indeed, this is one of the longest enduring products of Stalin's propaganda, of long-term political control of archival materials, and of the gullibility of Western observers
  • The author argues that Stalin had concocted a plan for bringing about a general European war well before Hitler launched his expansionist program for the Third Reich. Stalin expected that Hitler's war, when it came, would lead to the internal collapse of the warring nations, and that military revolts and proletarian revolutions like those of World War I would break out in the capitalist countries. This scenario foresaw the embattled proletarians calling for the assistance of the Red Army, which would sweep across Europe
  • The book further shows that the wartime disputes between Stalin and his Western allies originated over the postwar redisposition of the territories Stalin had gained from his pact with Hitler. The situation was complicated by the incautious, unrestricted commitment of support to the Soviet Union first by Churchill and then by Roosevelt, and wartime circumstances provided cover to obscure these diplomatic failures. The early origins of the Cold War described in this book differ dramatically from the usual accounts that see a sudden and surprising upwelling of Cold War antagonisms late in the War or early in the postwar period
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raack, R. C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK273
LC item number
.R33 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Staline, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Soviet Union
  • Europe
  • URSS
  • Europe de l'Est
  • Europe
  • Soviet Union
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Ontstaansgeschiedenis
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Diplomatic history
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
Label
Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945 : the origins of the Cold War, R.C. Raack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-258) 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
Contents
1. Stalin Takes the Revolution One Step West -- 2. Stalin Fights the War -- of Defense -- 3. Behind Red Army Lines: Poland -- 4. Backdrop for the Developing Cold War: Wartime Conflict over Poland -- 5. Behind Red Army Lines: Germany -- 6. Stalin in the Heart of Europe: The Stalemate at the Cecilienhof
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780804724159
Lccn
95004990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31901478
  • (OCoLC)ocm31901478
Label
Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945 : the origins of the Cold War, R.C. Raack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-258) 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
Contents
1. Stalin Takes the Revolution One Step West -- 2. Stalin Fights the War -- of Defense -- 3. Behind Red Army Lines: Poland -- 4. Backdrop for the Developing Cold War: Wartime Conflict over Poland -- 5. Behind Red Army Lines: Germany -- 6. Stalin in the Heart of Europe: The Stalemate at the Cecilienhof
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780804724159
Lccn
95004990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31901478
  • (OCoLC)ocm31901478

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