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  • Published: 12 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141049175
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $27.99
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Russia's War




An epic account of the greatest military encounter in human history

In the course of human history there has probably been no more terrible place than Eastern Europe in 1941-5. Estimates of total Soviet military and civilian deaths in the period now stand at more than 25 million. In Russia's War, Richard Overy re-creates the Soviet Union's apocalyptic struggle against Germany from the point of view both of the troops and of the ordinary civilians.

  • Published: 12 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141049175
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Richard Overy

Richard Overy is Professor in History at the University of Exeter. Formerly Professor of Modern History at King's College, London, his books include William Morris, Viscount NuffieldThe Air War, 1939-1945Dictators, The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, The Nazi Economic Recovery, 1932-1938, Goering: The Iron ManAll Our Working Lives (with Peter Pagnamenta), The Origins Of The Second World War, The Road To War (with Andrew Wheatcroft), War And Economy In The Third Reich, The Inter-War Crisis, 1919-1939, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945, and The Battle: Summer 1940. He is a fellow of the British Academy and winner of the Wolfson History Prize in 2005.

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Praise for Russia's 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 ... 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

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