Forging Stalin's Army: Marshal Tukhachevsky And The Politics Of Military Innovation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forging Stalin's Army

Marshal Tukhachevsky And The Politics Of Military Innovation, 1st Edition

By Sally Stoecker


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This innovative study examines the early years of the Red Army as it developed from a revolutionary partisan force into a modern, professional institution under the leadership of Mikhail Tukhachevsky, an important and controversial figure in the politics of the Stalin period. Sally Stoecker combines her institutional analysis of the formative perio

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Context for Innovation in Stalin's Army -- 2 Politics and Military Priorities: Building a Case for More Resources -- 3 The Impact of the Far East Threats and Encounters on Innovation -- 4 The Clandestine Collaboration Between the Reichswehr and the Red Army -- 5 The Acquisition and Adaptation of Foreign Models The Case of Tank Development -- 6 Marshal Tukhachevsky: Enigmatic Military Entrepreneur -- 7 Postscript: Yezhovshchina and the End of Innovation -- 8 Concluding Remarks

About the Author

Sally Stoecker is Research Professor in the School of International Service at American University. She is also project coordinator at American University's Transnational Crime and Corruption centre (Traccc) and an executive editor of the journal Demokratizatsiya.

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