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Author Murphy, David E., 1921- author

Title What Stalin knew : the enigma of Barbarossa / David E. Murphy
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 310 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Sources""; ""Introduction: Stalin�s Absolute Control, Misconceptions, and Disastrous Decisions""; ""Abbreviations and Acronyms""; ""CHAPTER 1 Stalin versus Hitler: Background""; ""CHAPTER 2 The Outspoken General: Ivan Iosifovich Proskurov""; ""CHAPTER 3 Proskurov Sets Stalin Straight""; ""CHAPTER 4 Soviet Borders Move Westward""; ""CHAPTER 5 The Finns Fight: Proskurov Made a Scapegoat""; ""CHAPTER 6 Soviet Military Intelligence Residencies in Western Europe""; ""CHAPTER 7 Soviet Military Intelligence Residencies in Eastern Europe""
""CHAPTER 21 A Summer of Torture""""CHAPTER 22 The Final Reckoning""; ""Conclusion: Will the Future Be a Repeat of the Past?""; ""Appendix 1: Organization and Functions of Soviet Military Intelligence""; ""Appendix 2: Hitler�s Letters to Stalin""; ""Appendix 3: Those Executed without Trial on October 28, 1941""; ""Appendix 4: Chronology of Agent Reporting""; ""Glossary of Spies and Their Masters""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
""CHAPTER 8 Who Were You, Dr. Sorge? Stalin Never Heard of You.""""CHAPTER 9 NKVD Foreign Intelligence""; ""CHAPTER 10 Fitin�s Recruited Spies""; ""CHAPTER 11 Listening to the Enemy""; ""CHAPTER 12 Working on the Railroad""; ""CHAPTER 13 The Border Troops Knew""; ""CHAPTER 14 Proskurov Is Fired""; ""CHAPTER 15 Golikov and Operation Sea Lion""; ""CHAPTER 16 ��We Do Not Fire on German Aircraft in Peacetime��""; ""CHAPTER 17 German Deception: Why Did Stalin Believe It?""; ""CHAPTER 18 Secret Letters""; ""CHAPTER 19 The Purges Revived""; ""CHAPTER 20 On the Eve""
Summary This book - a revised and expanded edition of the definitive biography of Bessie Smith, known as the "Empress of the Blues"--Debunks many of the myths that circulated after her untimely death in 1937. For this new edition, Chris Albertson provides more details of Bessie's early years, new interview material, and a chapter devoted to events and responses that followed the original publication. "Seeking justice for Bessie has been a life's work for Albertson, and this reissue is greatly to be welcomed ... an exemplary biography" John Mole, Times Literary Supplement "The first estimable full-length biography not only of Bessie Smith but of any black musician." Whitney Balliett, New Yorker (on the first edition) "A remarkably clear-eyed examination of Smith's personality (and sexuality) and, more important, of the gritty and greedy music business." Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-299) and index
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Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Military leadership.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004065916
ISBN 0300130260 (electronic bk.)
128172226X
9780300130263 (electronic bk.)
9781281722263