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Shukman, Harold

Overview
Works: 53 works in 265 publications in 4 languages and 10,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Fiction  Military history  Sources  Reference works  Chronologies  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DK254.L4, B
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Most widely held works by Harold Shukman
Lenin : a new biography by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the Soviet leader, uses the secret Soviet archives to reveal new information, and argues that Lenin set in motion many of the worst excesses of the state later expanded by Stalin
Trotsky : the eternal revolutionary by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At last, based on full access to Soviet and Western archives, as well as interviews with surviving members of the Trotsky family and others, Dmitri Volkogonov offers a breakthrough reinterpretation. No source is ignored: Volkogonov even interviewed a member of Stalin's NKVD hit squad that assassinated Trotsky. Through his access to internal memos sent between Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin, we learn of the blistering intensity of the animus between Stalin and Trotsky that began under Lenin with petty disputes over military strategy, continued under Stalin with a series of public trials of so-called Trotskyites, and culminated in the extensive planning for and eventual assassination of Trotsky. The result is a stunning work, one that compares the flesh-and-blood Trotsky with the Orator-in-Chief of revolutionary ideology, and discovers contradictions both profound and deadly. Volkogonov unsparingly illustrates Trotsky's rigidity and ruthlessness, and he takes issue with Trotsky's military leadership. He shows us that Trotsky's unwavering, monomaniacal commitment to world communist revolution made him, at times, both corrupt and foolishly myopic. We learn that Trotsky was both the man who gave away his own gold watch to a brave Red Army soldier and the man who advocated the use of blocking units, in which a rear line of soldiers were ordered to shoot their frontline comrades if they failed to charge. Ultimately, as Volkogonov shows, the tragedy of Trotsky is that his internal inconsistencies were a natural part of the entire revolutionary movement, for "Trotsky had declared intellectual war on virtually everyone". Volkogonov's account of the "eternal revolutionary" will stand as definitive for many years to come
The Blackwell encyclopedia of the Russian Revolution by Harold Shukman( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autopsy for an empire : the seven leaders who built the Soviet regime by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Soviet Union using biographies of its seven general secretaries: Lenin, Stalin, Khruschev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev
Lenin and the Russian Revolution by Harold Shukman( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sets out the main course of the events which broadly constituted the revolutionary situation which existed in Russia during the last twenty years or so of Tsarist rule."--Preface, page 7
Stalin : triumph and tragedy by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ud fra materiale, der ikke tidligere har været offentliggjort, tegnes et billede af Josef Stalin (1879-1953)
Stalin's generals( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most military history deals with the movements of armies and the strategy of campaigns. But, as Shukman reveals, the training, experience and personalities of the generals themselves can be unexpectedly illuminating
A history of world communism by F. W Deakin( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holy well by Valentin Kataev( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin's path to power: Bolshevism and the destiny of Russia by George Katkov( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining Stalinism by Harold Shukman( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harold Shukman introduces Redefining Stalinism, a collection of articles published 50 years after Stalin's death. With the opening of Soviet archives to an unprecedented degree since the demise of the USSR, totalitarian and revisionist arguments about Stalin and the Stalinist system can be more closely explored."--Jacket
This is Moscow speaking : and other stories by I︠U︡liĭ Daniėlʹ( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four stories in this book are those for which the author was tried by a Soviet Court and condemned to five years' hard labour
The rise and fall of the Soviet Empire : political leaders from Lenin to Gorbachev by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 14-17 April 1940, a meeting was held in the Kremlin to examine and analyze the performance of the Red Army in the recent Soviet-Finnish War. The participants were all the army commanders who had taken part in the campaign, and some members of the Politburo, notably Stalin, Molotov and Voroshilov. This book is an English translation of the verbatim record held in the Russian State Socio-Political History Archives in Moscow. Marshals Kliment Voroshilov and Grigory Kulik co-chaired the sessions, but it was Stalin who guided the proceedings. Forty-six regimental, divisional, corps, army and front commanders, and senior Red Army officials delivered their reports and engaged in debate. Stalin gave a long speech at the closing of the last session in which he expounded his views on all aspects of military policy. This unique document is the sole verbatim record of a secret meeting at which fundamental issues of military policy and the state of the armed forces were discussed, and a programme of further military construction chartered. The report reveals the atmosphere of Soviet summits, as well as the mentality of senior figures. It conveys a real picture of the war through the eyes of the responsible participants, from political leaders to commanders of military units. The materials of the meeting are a valuable source for the study of the history of the Soviet Union and international relations during a time of complex diplomatic manoeuvring. They clarify the mechanisms of decision-making by Soviet leaders at the onset of the World War II, and depict specific features of the dictatorial autocracy which overwhelmingly determined the life of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Armed Forces.--Publisher description
The Russian revolution by Harold Shukman( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin : life and legacy by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasputin by Harold Shukman( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory Rasputin features in Russian history as a malign and destructive force, a man with an unhealthy influence on the Empress Alexandra and undue power in Russian politics. Yet his purposes were ostensibly beneficent. An uneducated peasant, he left Siberia to become a wandering 'holy man' and soon acquired a reputation as a healer. The empress was desperate to find a cure for haemophilia from which her son Alexei suffered, and in 1905 Rasputin was presented at court. His positive effect on the heir's health made him indispensible. But his religious teachings were unorthodox, and his charism
War or revolution : Russian Jews and conscription in Britain, 1917 by Harold Shukman( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They arrived in Archangel in the autumn of 1917 together with the Arctic winter and the chaos of the revolution, which soon descended into bloody civil war. How they fared and how they struggled to return to Britain is the story of War or Revolution."--Jacket
Railways and the Russo-Japanese War : transporting war by Felix Patrikeeff( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the nexus between railways and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05)
Secret classrooms : an untold story of the cold war by Geoffrey Elliott( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lenin : a new biography
Alternative Names
Harold Shukman Brits historicus (1931-2012)

Shukman, H.

Shukman, H. (Harold)

Shukman, Harry 1931-

Шукман, Гарольд

Languages
English (193)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Trotsky : the eternal revolutionaryThe Blackwell encyclopedia of the Russian RevolutionAutopsy for an empire : the seven leaders who built the Soviet regimeStalin : triumph and tragedyStalin's generalsRedefining StalinismThe rise and fall of the Soviet Empire : political leaders from Lenin to GorbachevStalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940