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On the Precipice Summary ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ ✸ On the Precipice Books ⚦ Author Peter Mezhiritskiy – Gym-apparel.co.uk Nominated for the 2013 PushkinHouseWaterstone's Russian Book Prize Like some astronomers who discover cosmic objects not by direct observation but by watching the deviations of known heavenHrewd historic analysis dedicated to events in Soviet history in light of Marshal Zhukov's memoirs Exhaustive knowledge of Soviet life politics and censorship including the phraseology in which Communist statesmen were allowed to narrate their biographical events gave Peter Mezhiritsky sharp tools for the analysis of Zhukov s memoirs Books Monthly UK The book is wonderful It is at once dense but like a comfortable conversation with a friend If only I knew the bones of the history betterbut there is always time time well spent with a good bookDr Joel BernsteinThe strongest point of the book being discussed here is that Mezhiritsky combines the skills of a professional historian the patience of an archivist and the passion of someone for whom the yearsare part of his life The author of captivating fiction he knows how to make his writing accessible to professionals and the lay public alike He often interrupts the exposition by digressions asides and personal recollections so that the reader becomes a participant in the unfolding tragedy This is indeed an academic book with a human face Anatoly Liberman Professor of Germanic and Slavic at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campu.
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Ders whose most prominent feature was their personal dedication to Stalin to higher levels of command leaving the Soviet Union poorly prepared for a war against the Wehrmacht military machine The author offers alternative explanations for many prewar and wartime events He was the first in Russia to acknowledge a German component to Zhukov's military education The second part of the book is dedicated to the course of the Great Patriotic War much of which is still little known to the vast majority of Western readers While not fully justifying Zhukov's actions the author also reveals the main reason for the bloody strategy chosen by Zhukov and the General Staff in the defensive period of the War In general the author shares and argues Marshal Vasilevsky's conviction if there had been no purges the war would not have occurred The book became widely known to the Russian reading public on both sides of the Atlantic and in the last ten years its uotations have been used as an essential argument in almost all the debates about the WWII The book is eually intended for scholars and regular readers who are interested in Twentieth Century historyREVIEWS uniue blend of prosaic literature and s.
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On the PrecipiceNominated for thePushkinHouseWaterstone's Russian Book Prize Like some On the Epubastronomers who discover cosmic objects not by direct observation but by watching the deviations of known heavenly bodies from their calculated trajectories Peter Mezhiritsky makes his findings in history through thoughtful reading and the comparison of historical sources This book a uniue blend of prosaic literature and shrewd historic analysis is dedicated to events in Soviet history in light of Marshal Zhukov's memoirs Exhaustive knowledge of Soviet life politics and censorship including the phraseology in which Communist statesmen were allowed to narrate their biographical events gave Peter Mezhiritsky sharp tools for the analysis of the Marshal's memoirs The reader will learn about the abundance of awkward events that strangely and fortuitously occurred in good time for Stalin's rise to power about the hidden connection between the purges the Munich appeasement and the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and about the real reason why it took so long to liuidate Paulus' Sixth Army at Stalingrad The author presents a clear picture of the purges which promoted incompetent and poorly educated comman.