3/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author)
08 January 2022

3/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

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3/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author)

Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin’s goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.