Stalin's General: The Life Of Georgy Zhukov (HARDBACK)
UK Publication August 2012
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Drawing on rich new sources from the recently-opened Soviet archives, Geoffrey Roberts has fashioned the definitive, first full-scale biography of this seminal 20th century figure.
Marshal Georgi Zhukov is one of military history’s legendary names. He played a decisive role the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk that brought down the Nazi regime. He was the first of the Allied generals to enter Berlin and took the German surrender. He led the huge victory parade through Red Square, riding a white horse and dangerously provoking Stalin’s envy.
Zhukov had an equally eventful post-war career, sacked and banished twice, and wrongfully accused of treason.
Since his death in 1974 Zhukov has increasingly been seen as the indispensable military leader of WWII, surpassing Eisenhower, Patton, Monty, and MacArthur in his military brilliance and ferocity.
A hugely regarded historian of Soviet Russia, Geoffrey Roberts has fashioned the definitive, first full-scale biography of this seminal 20th century figure.
'The most comprehensive biography of Zhukov … an informative, accessible and academically rigorous work’ Irish Times
‘A shrewd, balanced account ... it seems astonishing that there has been no full-length study of Zhukov until now. Geoffrey Roberts’s fine book takes its place among the last, but no less valuable, pieces in the jigsaw of World War Two historiography’ Henry Coningsby, Waterstones
--------------Geoffrey Roberts is a professor of history at the University College Cork, Ireland. He is a frequent contributor to British, Irish and American newspapers.
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