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Forging Stalin's Army : Marshal Tukhachevsky And The Politics Of Military Innovation - Sally W. Stoecker

Forging Stalin's Army

Marshal Tukhachevsky And The Politics Of Military Innovation

Paperback Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780813337357
Number Of Pages: 227

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This innovative study examines the early years of the Red Army as it developed from a revolutionary partisan force into a modern, professional institution under the leadership of Mikhail Tukhachevsky, an important and controversial figure in the politics of the Stalin period. Sally Stoecker combines her institutional analysis of the formative period of the Soviet military with an astute look at the person and political maneuvers of Marshal Tukhachevsky and his complex relationship with Stalin, which eventually led to his spectacular downfall and execution in the Great Terror of the late 1930s. Based on newly available archival materials, the book will be welcomed not only by military historians but also by Russian historians for the light it sheds on a vital area of Soviet political history.

Tables and Figuresp. x
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: the Context for Innovation in Stalin's Armyp. 1
Notesp. 22
Politics and Military Priorities: Building a Case for More Resourcesp. 31
Notesp. 51
The Impact of the Far East Threats and Encounters on Innovationp. 59
Notesp. 71
The Clandestine Collaboration Between the Reichswehr and the Red Armyp. 77
Notesp. 105
The Acquisition and Adaptation of Foreign Models the Case of Tank Developmentp. 115
Notesp. 128
Marshal Tukhachevsky: Enigmatic. Military Entrepreneurp. 135
Notesp. 170
Postscript: Yezhovshchina and the End of Innovationp. 181
Notesp. 186
Concluding Remarksp. 189
Acronymsp. 195
Selected Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780813337357
ISBN-10: 0813337356
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 24th June 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1