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    DescriptionIn "Russia's War: 1941-1945", Richard Overy re-creates the Soviet Union's apocalyptic struggle against Nazi Germany, from the point of view both of the troops and of the ordinary civilians. In the course of human history there has probably been no more terrible place than Eastern Europe in 1941-45. Estimates of total Soviet military and civilian deaths in the period now stand at more than 25 million. Yet without the Soviet war effort, it is unlikely that Germany could have ever been defeated. Drawing on a recent wealth of evidence to account for the Soviet Union's remarkable victory against invading forces, Richard Overy's "Russia's War" is a fascinating account of the epic struggle that turned the tide of the Second World War. "Masterly...a vivid account". (Robert Service, "Independent"). "A dramatic and exciting tale...His set-piece descriptions of such visions of Hell as Stalingrad, the 900-day siege of Leningrad and the crucial battle of Kursk are as fascinating as they are horrifying". (Alan Judd, "Sunday Times"). "Overy is a first-class military historian...Now, we have an authoritative British account that understands both sides, without illusions". (Norman Stone, "Spectator"). "Excellent...Overy tackles this huge, complex and multifaceted story with the vital gifts of clarity and brevity". (Antony Beevor, "Literary Review"). Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His books include "Why the Allies Won", "Russia's War", "The Battle of Britain", "The Morbid Age" and "The Dictators", which won the Wolfson and the Hessell Tiltman Prizes for history in 2005.


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    Title
    Russia's War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Overy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 327 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141049175
    ISBN 10: 0141049170
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, JWL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    DC22: 940.54217
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His books include Why the Allies Won, Russia's War, The Battle of Britain, The Morbid Age and The Dictators, which won the Wolfson and the Hessell Tiltman Prizes for history in 2005.
    Review quote
    Masterly ... a vivid account -- Robert Service Independent A dramatic and exciting tale ... His set-piece descriptions of such visions of Hell as Stalingrad, the 900-day siege of Leningrad and the crucial battle of Kursk are as fascinating as they are horrifying -- Alan Judd Sunday Times Overy is a first-class military historian ... He writes concisely and says what he means to say ... Now, we have an authoritative British account that understands both sides, without illusions -- Norman Stone Spectator Excellent ... Overy tackles this huge, complex and multifaceted story with the vital gifts of clarity and brevity -- Antony Beevor Literary Review