Grand Delusion by Professor Gabriel Gorodetsky
Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia

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This important book draws on vital new archival material to unravel the mystery of Hitler's invasion of Russia in 1941 and Stalin's enigmatic behavior on the eve of the attack. Challenging the currently popular view that Stalin was about to invade Germany when Hitler made a preemptive strike, Gorodetsky argues that Stalin was actually negotiating for peace in order to redress the European balance of power.

About Professor Gabriel Gorodetsky

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Gorodetsky holds the Samuel Rubin Chair of Russian and East European History at Tel Aviv University.
Published August 11, 1999 by Yale University Press. 424 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Gorodetsky (East European History/Tel Aviv University, Israel) draws on a wealth of Soviet materials previously unavailable, as well as on material from German and British archives, to argue that this lack of preparation until just weeks before Germany launched its attack was not motivated by pol...

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The 22 months between the signing of the Nazi-Soviet pact on 23 August 1939 and the German invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 were among the most exciting, baffling, and controversial periods in Soviet foreign policy and in recent international relations.

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