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The Red Army and the Great Terror : Stalin's purge of the Soviet military / Peter Whitewood.

By: Whitewood, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Modern war studies: Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700621699; 0700621695.Subject(s): Political persecution -- Soviet Union -- History | Political purges -- Soviet Union -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Red Army and the Great Terror.DDC classification: 355.00947/09043 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Red Army in Civil War -- The Red Army in consolidation -- Reorganization and crisis in the Red Army -- The Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1930-1936 -- The military purge -- The expansion of the military purge and the mass operations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Red Army in Civil War -- The Red Army in consolidation -- Reorganization and crisis in the Red Army -- The Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1930-1936 -- The military purge -- The expansion of the military purge and the mass operations.

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No topic in Soviet history raises as many questions as Stalin's purges of the Red Army. For years, scholars have speculated on Stalin's motivations in eliminating many senior officers just when the Soviet Union was confronting an existential threat in the late 1930s. Whitewood (York St. John Univ.) offers new interpretations into the purges. In his thorough examination, the author reconstructs Stalin's perceptions of the military's disloyalty, much of which he believes stemmed from Stalin's systematic distrust of the army over a 20-year period. By his reassessment of the evidence, especially private correspondence, Whitewood demonstrates how ideology played a significant role in Stalin's decision to unleash the organs of state security against the Soviet high command. Immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, scholars noticed the gaps in existing scholarship concerning the military purges. Whitewood seeks not only to close them but also to place the terror within the general framework of existing Soviet society. This work is destined to become the most definitive source concerning the military purges for generations to come. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. --Christopher C. Lovett, Emporia State University

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