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Author Suvorov, Viktor.

Title The chief culprit : Stalin's grand design to start World War II / Viktor Suvorov
Edition First paperback edition
Published Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 328 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents The struggle for peace, and its results -- First attempts to unleash a Second World War -- The first contact -- Stalin's role in the rebirth of German war power -- Why did Stalin like Hitler's book so much? -- Industrialization and collectivization -- Stalin's role in elevating Hitler -- Stalin and the destruction of Soviet strategic aviation -- Stalin's preparations for war: tanks -- On the "obsolete" Soviet tanks -- Winged Genghis Khan -- About "obsolete" airplanes -- Soviet airborne assault troops and their mission -- About the brilliant military leader Tukhachevski -- The cleansing -- Spain -- Stalin's trap for Hitler -- Results of the Moscow Pact -- Blitzkrieg in Poland Mongolia -- Mobilization -- Mobilization of the economy -- The winter war: Finland -- Germany's strategic resources and Stalin's plans -- The carving up of Romania, and its consequences -- Destruction of the buffer states between Germany and the Soviet Union -- Destruction of the security pale on the eve of the war -- Partisans or saboteurs? -- Destruction of the Stalin line -- Trotsky murdered, Molotov in Berlin -- Kremlin games -- All the way to Berlin! -- Mountain divisions on the steppes of Ukraine -- Stalin in May -- June 13, 1941 -- Words and deeds -- Red Army, black Gulag uniforms -- Military alignment -- Churchill's warning and Stalin's reaction -- A Blitzkrieg against Russia? -- Intelligence reports and Stalin's reaction -- The war has begun -- Stalin's panic -- If it weren't for winter! -- A model war
Summary The author analyzes newly released documents concerning Stalin's strategic design to conquer Europe and the reasons behind his controversial support for Nazi Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-318) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Military leadership.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612512682 (electronic bk.)
9781612512686 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Stalin's grand design to start World War II