The 1929 Sino-Soviet War by Michael M. Walker

The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew by Michael M. Walker
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Overview: For seven weeks in 1929, the Republic of China and the Soviet Union battled in Manchuria over control of the Chinese Eastern Railroad. It was the largest military clash between China and a Western power ever fought on Chinese soil, involving more that a quarter million combatants. Michael M. Walker’s The 1929 Sino-Soviet War is the first full account of what UPI’s Moscow correspondent called “the war nobody knew”-a “limited modern war” that destabilized the region’s balance of power, altered East Asian history, and sent grim reverberations through a global community giving lip service to demilitarizing in the wake of World War I.

Walker locates the roots of the conflict in miscalculations by Chiang Kai-shek and Chang Hsueh-liang about the Soviets’ political and military power-flawed assessments that prompted China’s attempt to reassert full authority over the CER. The Soviets, on the other hand, were dominated by a Stalin eager to flex some military muscle and thoroughly convinced that war would win much more than petty negotiations. This was in fact, Walker shows, a watershed moment for Stalin, his regime, and his still young and untested military, disproving the assumption that the Red Army was incapable of fighting a modern war. By contrast, the outcome revealed how unprepared the Chinese military forces were to fight either the Red Army or the Imperial Japanese Army, their other primary regional competitor. And yet, while the Chinese commanders proved weak, Walker sees in the toughness of the overmatched infantry a hint of the rising nationalism that would transform China’s troops from a mercenary army into a formidable professional force, with powerful implications for an overconfident Japanese Imperial Army in 1937.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Soviet Policy Towards Syria Since 1970 by means of Efraim Karsh

Soviet Policy Towards Syria Since 1970 by means of Efraim Karsh
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Overview: An exam of the character of Soviet coverage in opposition to Syria all over the final 20 years, which seeks to evaluate Moscow’s targets and the manner of accomplishing the ones targets. The learn about argues that the overriding worry of Soviet coverage is preservation of regional steadiness.
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Soviet Policy Towards Syria Since 1970 via Efraim Karsh

Soviet Policy Towards Syria Since 1970 via Efraim Karsh
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Overview: An exam of the character of Soviet coverage against Syria all the way through the final 20 years, which seeks to evaluate Moscow’s goals and the manner of attaining the ones goals. The find out about argues that the overriding worry of Soviet coverage is preservation of regional balance.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by way of Alexandra Popoff

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by way of Alexandra Popoff
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Overview: The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident author Vasily Grossman

If Vasily Grossman’s 1961 masterpiece, Life and Fate, were printed throughout his lifetime, it will have reached the sector at the side of Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago and sooner than Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag. But Life and Fate used to be seized by way of the KGB. When it emerged posthumously, a long time later, it used to be identified because the War and Peace of the 20th century. Always on the epicenter of occasions, Grossman (1905-1964) used to be a number of the first to explain the Holocaust and the Ukrainian famine. His 1944 article "The Hell of Treblinka" become proof at Nuremberg. Grossman’s tough anti-totalitarian works liken the Nazis’ crimes in opposition to humanity with the ones of Stalin. His compassionate prose has the permanent high quality of serious artwork. Because Grossman’s primary works seemed after a lot extend we’re best now ready to inspect them correctly. Alexandra Popoff’s authoritative biography illuminates Grossman’s lifestyles and legacy.
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Jewish Women Writers In The Soviet Union …

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The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team: Their Lives and Legacies…


The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team: Their Lives and Legacies (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
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Development and Dystopia: Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe

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The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach

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The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict, and Nationhood in the Caucasus

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The Post-soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict, And …

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Red Partisan: The Memoirs of a Soviet Resistance Fighter on the Eastern Front

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Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932

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Russia and the Soviet Union: An Historical Introduction from the Kievan State to the Present

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