The Resource Stalin's general : the life of Georgy Zhukov, Geoffrey Roberts

Stalin's general : the life of Georgy Zhukov, Geoffrey Roberts

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Stalin's general : the life of Georgy Zhukov
Title
Stalin's general
Title remainder
the life of Georgy Zhukov
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Geoffrey Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
"A man of indomitable will and fierce determination, Georgy Zhukov was the Soviet Union's indispensable commander through every one of the critical turning points of World War II. It was Zhukov who saved Leningrad from capture by the Wehrmacht in September 1941, Zhukov who led the defense of Moscow in October 1941, Zhukov who spearheaded the Red Army's march on Berlin and formally accepted Germany's unconditional surrender in the spring of 1945. Drawing on the latest research from recently opened Soviet archives, including the uncensored versions of Zhukov's own memoirs, Roberts offers a vivid portrait of a man whose tactical brilliance was matched only by the cold-blooded ruthlessness with which he pursued his battlefield objectives. After the war, Zhukov was a key player on the geopolitical scene. As Khrushchev's defense minister, he was one of the architects of Soviet military strategy during the Cold War. While lauded in the West as a folk hero--he was the only Soviet general ever to appear on the cover of "Time" magazine--Zhukov repeatedly ran afoul of the Communist political authorities. Wrongfully accused of disloyalty, he was twice banished and erased from his country's official history--left out of books and paintings depicting Soviet World War II victories. Piercing the hyperbole of the Zhukov personality cult, Roberts debunks many of the myths that have sprung up around Zhukov's life and career to deliver fresh insights into the marshal's relationships with Stalin, Khrushchev, and Eisenhower." --Provided by the publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
940.54217092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Stalin's general : the life of Georgy Zhukov, Geoffrey Roberts
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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14318657
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24 cm.
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Extent
xxii, 375 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781848314436
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) a1282972
  • (OCoLC)793689868

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