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Sokolov, B. V. (Boris Vadimovich)

Overview
Works: 290 works in 633 publications in 2 languages and 4,475 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PG3476.B78, 891.78
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Most widely held works by B. V Sokolov
Myths and legends of the Eastern Front : reassessing the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 by B. V Sokolov( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memory of the Second World War on the Eastern Front--still referred to in modern Russia as the Great Patriotic War--is an essential element of Russian identity and history, as alive today as it was in Stalin's time. It is represented as a defining episode, a positive historical myth that sustains the Russian national idea and unites the majority of Russian citizens. As a result, as Boris Sokolov shows in this powerful and thought-provoking study, the heroic and tragic side of the war is highlighted while the dark side--the incompetent, negligent and even criminal way the war was run--is overlooked. Although almost eighty years have passed since the defeat of Nazi Germany, he demonstrates that many of the fabrications put forward during the war and immediately afterwards persist into the present day. In a sequence of incisive chapters he uncovers the truth about famous wartime episodes that have been consistently misrepresented. His bold reinterpretation should go some way towards dispelling the enduring myths about the Great Patriotic War. It is necessary reading for anyone who is keen to understand how it continues to be misrepresented in Russia today
The role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War : a re-examination by B. V Sokolov( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates several controversial issues regarding the role of the Soviet Union and the performance of the Soviet government and Red Army, to which the author provides some provocative answers. The primary question explored by the author, however, regards the effectiveness of both the Red Army and of the Soviet military economy. Dr. Sokolov argues that the chief defect of the Soviet military economy was the disproportionate emphasis on the production of tanks and aircraft at the expense of transportation means and the means of command and control. The author examines the role of Lend-Lease during the war, and concldes that it was critical to the Red Army. This book also investigates Red Army losses during the campaign, arguing that this is an effective measure of Soviet military performance. Due to the elimination of all political opposition and the total control over people's lives, soldiers and civilians could not protest against the crude tactics that resulted in such a very high rate of losses
Ent︠s︡iklopedii︠a︡ Bulgakovskai︠a︡ by B. V Sokolov( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Russian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshal K.K. Rokossovsky : the Red Army's gentleman commander by B. V Sokolov( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author Boris Sokolov offers this first objective and intriguing biography of Marshal Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky, who is widely considered one of the Red Army's top commanders in the Second World War. Yet even though he brilliantly served the harsh Stalinist system, Rokossovsky himself became a victim of it with his arrest, beatings and imprisonment between 1937 and 1940. The author analyzes all of Rokossovsky's military operations, in both the Russian Civil War and the Second World War, paying particular attention to the problem of establishing the real casualties suffered by both armies in the main battles where Rokossovsky took part, as well as on the Eastern Front as a whole. Rokossovsky played a prominent role in the battles for Smolensk, Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, Belorussia, Poland, East Prussia and Pomerania. While praising Rokossovsky's masterful generalship, the author does not shy away from criticizing the nature of Soviet military art and strategy, in which the guiding principle was "at all costs" and little value was placed on holding down casualties. This discussion extends to the painful topic of the many atrocities against civilians perpetrated by Soviet soldiers, including Rokossovsky's own troops. A highly private man, Rokossovsky disliked discussing his personal life. With the help of family records and interviews, including the original, uncensored draft of the Marshal's memoirs, the author reveals the numerous dualities in Rokossovsky's life. Despite his imprisonment and beatings he endured, Rokossovsky never wavered in his loyalty to Stalin, yet also never betrayed his colleagues. Though a Stalinist, he was also a gentleman widely admired for his courtesy and chivalry. A dedicated family man, women were drawn to him, and he took a 'campaign wife' during the war. Though born in 1894 in Poland, Rokossovsky maintained that he was really born in Russia in 1896. This Polish/Russian duality in Rokossovsky's identity hampered his career and became particularly acute during the Warsaw uprising in 1944 and his later service as Poland's Defense Minister
Tri zhizni Mikhaila Bulgakova by B. V Sokolov( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Russian and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gogolʹ : ėnt︠s︡iklopedii︠a︡ by B. V Sokolov( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kto vy, Doktor Zhivago? by B. V Sokolov( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Russian and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taĭny "Mastera i Margarity" : rasshifrovannyĭ Bulgakov by B. V Sokolov( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Russian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moi︠a︡ kniga o Vladimire Sorokine by B. V Sokolov( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Russian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Bulgakov : zagadki sudʹby by B. V Sokolov( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the author Mikhail Bulgakov
Ob iskusstve by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Russian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman M. Bulgakova "Master i Margarita" : ocherki tvorcheskoĭ istorii by B. V Sokolov( )

4 editions published in 1991 in Russian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tukhachevskiĭ by B. V Sokolov( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Russian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Tukhachevskiĭ : zhiznʹ i smertʹ "Krasnogo marshala" by B. V Sokolov( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Russian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Bulgakov, zagadki tvorchestva by B. V Sokolov( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Bulgakov : zhiznʹ i tvorchestvo : fotoalʹbom( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Russian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ėnciklopedija Bulgakovskaja by B. V Sokolov( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armand i Krupskai︠a︡ : zhenshchiny vozhdi︠a︡ by B. V Sokolov( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Russian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narkomy strakha : I︠A︡goda, Ezhov, Berii︠a︡, Abakumov by B. V Sokolov( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin, Bulgakov, Meĭerkholʹd : kulʹtura pod senʹi︠u︡ velikogo kormchego by B. V Sokolov( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Boris Sokolov Russisch historicus

Boris Vadimovich Sokolov

Boris Vadimovich Sokolov historiador ruso

Boris Vadimovich Sokolov historian rus

Boris Vadimovich Sokolov historien russe

Boris Vadimovich Sokolov Russian historian

Boris Wadimowitsch Sokolow russischer Historiker und Literaturwissenschaftler

Sokolov, B.

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Russian (72)

English (18)