What Stalin Knew

What Stalin Knew

The Enigma of Barbarossa

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This extensively researched book illuminates many of the enigmas that have surrounded the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, offering keen insights into Stalin’s thinking and the reasons for his catastrophic blunder.
?If, after the war, the Soviet Union had somehow been capable of producing an official inquiry into the catastrophe of 6/22?comparable in its mandate to the 9/11 commission here?its report might have read a little like [this book]. . . . Murphy brings to his subject both knowledge of Russian history and an insider’s grasp of how intelligence is gathered, analyzed and used?or not.”?Niall Ferguson, New York Times Book Review
"A fascinating and meticulously researched account of mistaken assumptions and errors of judgment that culminated in Hitler’s invasion of Russia in June 1941. Never before has this fateful period been so fully documented."?Henry A. Kissinger


Why did Stalin deny the possibility that Hitler would strike the Soviet Union when all the evidence said otherwise? What was the cause of this stunning blindness?


Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780300107807
0300107803
Branch Call Number: 940.54217 Murphy 2005
Characteristics: xxii, 310 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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KEVIN DOWD Jul 22, 2013

This book addresses a small part of the war story.. what was the basis of the Treaty between Hitler and Stalin..

and why did Stalin refuse to believe that Hitler was about to attack?

a bit hard to read.. not very interesting subject matter.. but a good contribution to our overall knowledge of the period June 1939 to June 1941.

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