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Author Gellately, Robert, 1943-
Title Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War / Robert Gellately.
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
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 Floor2  DK268.S8 G44 2013    DUE 02-28-15
  
Edition First edition.
Description 477 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-456) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part I: The Stalinist revolution -- Making the Stalinist revolution -- Exterminating internal threats to socialist unity -- War and illusions -- Soviet aims and Western concessions -- Taking Eastern Europe -- The communists in Berlin -- Restoring the Stalinist dictatorship in a broken society -- Part II: Shadows of the Cold War -- Stalin and Truman: false starts -- Potsdam, the bomb and Asia -- Soviet retribution and post-war trials -- Settling retribution and ethnic groups -- Reaffirming communist ideology -- Part III: Stalin's Cold War -- New communist regimes in Poland and Czechoslovakia -- The pattern of dictatorships: Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary -- Communism in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece -- The passing of the communist moment in Western Europe -- Stalin's choices and the future of Europe -- Stalinist failures: Yugoslavia and Germany -- Looking at Asia from the Kremlin -- New waves of Stalinization -- Stalin's last will and testament -- Epilogue.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Communism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780307269157
0307269159
OCLC number 795758101