Stalin’s Wars

From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953

“Geoffrey Roberts offers the reader a classic grand narrative of World War II…and the inception of the Cold War from a Soviet perspective….he has a masterly command of his material and with Stalin’s Wars has given us a passionately argued and meticulously researched account of Stalin as war leader which is compelling reading and has justly been hailed as the most up to date and comprehensive on the subject.”

Judith Devlin, Dublin Review of Books


Stalin’s Wars by Geoffrey Roberts…is in many respects a model of scholarship. It draws on an impressive array of Russian, British and American archives…It is impeccably organised. The author writes with clarity and authority. He advances a sharply defined and well-supported argument about an important topic, challenging the conventional wisdom and offering a thoroughly substantiated alternative. His canvas is large, but his brushstrokes are precise and vigorous. Stalin’s Wars is revisionism of high order.”

Andrew J, Bacevich, The National Interest


“Stalin’s Wars is an astonishing defence of the Soviet dictator…will provoke lively debate and is a must-read for anyone interested in Stalin and his times.”

BBC History Magazine

Formats available: Paperback, eBook

First Published: 08/08/08

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300136227