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This is an auction for STALIN'S FOLLY: THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA, JUNE 1941 by Constantine Pleshakov.

'Constantine Pleshakov takes us through this mesmerising period with a compelling narrative which covers in fascinating detail the first days of the great land campaign.'
- SCOTTISH LEGION NEWS

'Pleshakov]expertly conveys the sights, sounds and smells of the chaotic Soviet retreat during those first fateful days.'
- BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE

Amazon.com review:

“Hitler came very close to winning the Second World War in June 1941. Despite obvious preparations, his invasion of Russia caught the Red Army by surprise and almost destroyed it in the first ten days. The catastrophe has often been laid at Stalin's door but the true story is only emerging now as secret Russian archives are opened at last. Since 1991 a wealth of hitherto secret Soviet material has become available: cables from Russian spies, Politburo documents, diaries of Stalin's generals and secret police - but they are all in Russian and have not been translated. Russian historian and novelist Constantine Pleshakov reveals what really happened in the critical first ten days of the greatest land campaign in history; how Stalin massacred his own officers to stay in power; when he planned to attack Germany; and who stepped in when he panicked and fled the Kremlin. From the torture chambers of Stalin's secret police to the inside story of the critical politburo decisions, and the key events at the frontline, this is a major new contribution to the history of the Second World War."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2005.

326 pages + photographs.

Near new condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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