Author(s): Harold Shukman
Dr Harold Shukman, author and editor of books on the Russian Revolution, has assembled an international group of distinguished military historians. Their portraits of some 25 generals- and a final chapter in those purged in 1937-38, "Stalin's Ghosts"- throw light on the relations between a new miltiary elite anda totalitarian leader, at a time when the very existence of the Soviet state wasin the balance.
Harold Shukman is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, where he was for a number of years Director of the Russian and East European Centre and University Lecturer in Modern Russian History. He edited and translated Dmitri Volkogonov's Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy (1991), Trotsky: The Eternal Re