Introduction Part I: The Stalinist Revolution 1: Making the Stalinist Revolution 2: Exterminating Internal Threats to Socialist Unity 3: War and Illusions 4: Soviet Aims and Western Concessions 5: Taking Eastern Europe 6: The Red Army in Berlin 7: Restoring the Stalinist Dictatorship in a Broken Society Part II: Shadows of the Cold War 8: Stalin and Truman: False Starts 9: Potsdam, the Bomb, and Asia 10: Soviet Retribution and Post-War Trials 11: Soviet Retribution and Ethnic Groups 12: Reaffirming Communist Ideology Part III: Stalins' Cold War 13: New Communist Regimes in Poland and Czechoslovakia 14: The Pattern of Dictatorships: Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary 15: Communism in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece 16: The Passing of the Communist Moment in Western Europe 17: Stalin's Choices and the Future of Europe 18: Stalinist Failures: Yugoslavia and Germany 19: Looking at Asia from the Kremlin 20: New Waves of Stalinization 21: Stalin's Last Will and Testament Epilogue Notes Index
Robert Gellately is Earl Ray Beck Professor of History at Florida State University. His publications have been translated into over twenty languages and include the widely acclaimed Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: the Age of Social Catastrophe (2007), Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 (2001), and The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy, 1933-1945 (1990), the last two also published by Oxford University Press. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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