June 1941: Hitler and Stalin

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Yale University Press
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5.38 X 7.88 X 0.55 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author
John Lukacs is one of America's most respected historians and the author of more than two dozen books on history, nine of which are published by Yale University Press.

"John Lukacs excels at making historical fulcrum moments exciting, explicable and immediate. As with his superb "Five Days In London," he shows how important Adolf Hitler's one-man decisions were to the experiences of millions in the twentieth century. When the Fuhrer unleashed Blitzkrieg on the USSR on 21 June 1941, he said that Operation Barbarossa would make the world hold its breath; you will hold yours as Lukacs' narrative unrolls."-Andrew Roberts

"A fascinating and masterfully researched book."-Henry Kissinger

"A terse and telling book which looks into a familiar turning point in history, and penetrates nearer the marrow than less able historians have done before."-MRD Foot (Michael Foot)

"A bantam-sized book with a heavyweight punch. Once again, Lukacs has, with great concision and intellectual force, zeroed in on a brief period but momentous episode that literally changed the world. And once again, he has managed to bring alive the protagonists and bring clarity as well as drama to their fateful interaction."-Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution

"John Lukacs's June 1941: Hitler and Stalin is one of the fullest and most authoritative portraits of the ambiguous relationship between the two powerful and wily adversaries during World War II's watershed year. Drawing on newly available source material from the diaries, personal papers and post-war interviews of senior staff members close to each, it is a fascinating and masterfully researched book."-Henry Kissinger

"Lukacs' project is to restore the characters . of individual leaders to a central role in a historical narrative .. Urgently engrossing" -- Tim Rutten "Los Angeles Times"
"[Lukacs] watches as two specific people make very specific decisions that will shape the rest of the twentieth century." -- Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz "Atlantic Monthly"
"John Lukacs's latest work, "June 1941," showcases the worldliness, strategic wisdom, and superb eye for the personal detail that has made him one of our most experienced, readable, and sophisticated historians of the WW2 era."-Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar" and "Potemkin: Catherine the Great's Imperial Partner"