The Military History of the Soviet Union and The Military History of Tsarist Russia treat Russian military history from the rise of the Muscovite state to the present, even peeking briefly into the future. The two volumes will cover Russia's land forces extensively, but will also cover the development of the Russian Navy, and the creation and development of the Russian Air Force, parts of the Russian military machine which are frequently neglected in general writings. The historical analysis will address the development and function of the Russian military whether in peace or in war, as well as the impact of war and changes in the military upon Russian society and politics.
FREDERICK W. KAGAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. ROBIN HIGHAM is Professor of History at Kansas State University.
Introduction; F.W.Kagan & R.Higham PART I: THE FORMATION OF THE SOVIET ARMY AND NAVY The Russian Civil Wars, 1917-1921; D.Jones The Russo-Polish War; R.Ponichtera & D.Stone Ideology and the Rise of the Red Army, 1917-1929; D.Stone Industry and the Rise of the Red Army, 1929-1941; D.Stone The Rise and Fall of Soviet Operational Art, 1917-1941; F.W.Kagan Dress Rehearsals, 1937-1941; M.Habeck The Patriotic War, Barbarossa to Stalingrad; J.Erickson The Patriotic War, Rediscovering Operational Art; F.W.Kagan The Red Air Force; M.O'Neill The Russian-Soviet Many, 1900-1945; C.Lovett PART II: THE SOVIET ARMY AND NAVY IN THE COLD WAR AND BEYOND The Cold War, The Nuclear Revolution; S.Zaloga The Cold War on the Ground, 1945-1979; M.O'Neill The Soviet Cold War Navy; C.Lovett Cold War Defeat: Afghanistan; S.McMichael The Soviet Army in Civil Disturbances, 1988-1991; S.Blank The Russian Armed Forces in a Democratic Russia: Conclusions and Prospects; W.E.Odom