Stalin's folly by Konstantin Pleshakov
the tragic first ten days of World War II on the Eastern Front / by Constantine Pleshakov

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Reassessing the Soviet response to the Nazi invasion of Russia, the author portrays Stalin as an ineffective and paralyzed military leader who allowed hundreds of thousands of his soldiers to be slaughtered in the first ten days of the invasion. 15,000 first printing.

About Konstantin Pleshakov

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Constantine Pleshakov is a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College
Published January 1, 2012 by Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
Genres: . Non-fiction

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The second point is that Germany relied not on secrecy to conceal the preparations for Barbarossa but on disinformation, assuring the Soviets that their troops were being massed on the Soviet borders to keep them clear of British air raids, that dozens of German planes were violating Soviet airsp...

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The subtitle of this provocative and useful work by a noted historian (The Tsar's Last Armada ) accurately describes its subject.

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