A study of the development of strategic concepts in Stalin's Navy, in the context of his foreign/defence policy, using original archival documents translated from the Russian.
'This book is essential to understanding a phenomenon - Soviet naval expansion post-1945 - which increasingly distorted British naval policy prior to 1982 and from whose shadow we weren't wholly free even after the collapse of the USSR.'
Mark Brady, The Naval Review
"This is an essential work for the educated naval historian who knows his Soviet history."
Times Literary Supplement
"the authors of this fascinating book have ensured, however, that no portrait of Stalin lacking the element of his naval ambitions can be described as adequate