The Devils' Alliance by Roger Moorhouse audiobook

The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact With Stalin, 1939-1941

By Roger Moorhouse
Read by Derek Perkins

Tantor Audio 9780465030750
13.20 Hours Unabridged
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History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflict's entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin stood side by side as partners. The Pact that they agreed had a profound and bloody impact on Europe, and is fundamental to understanding the development and denouement of the war. The Devils' Alliance explores the causes and implications of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, whose creation and dissolution were crucial turning points in World War II. Forged by Joachim von Ribbentrop, and his Soviet counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov, the nonaggression treaty briefly united the two powers in a brutally efficient collaboration. The Germans and Soviets quickly conquered and divided central and eastern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people caught between Hitler and Stalin were expropriated, deported, or killed. Fortunately for the Allies, the partnership ultimately soured. Ironically, however, the powers' exchange of material, blueprints, and technological expertise during the period of the Pact made possible a far more bloody and protracted war than would have otherwise been conceivable. Combining comprehensive research with a gripping narrative, The Devils' Alliance is the authoritative history of the Nazi-Soviet Pact.

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Summary

Summary

History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflict's entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin stood side by side as partners. The Pact that they agreed had a profound and bloody impact on Europe, and is fundamental to understanding the development and denouement of the war.

The Devils' Alliance explores the causes and implications of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, whose creation and dissolution were crucial turning points in World War II. Forged by Joachim von Ribbentrop, and his Soviet counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov, the nonaggression treaty briefly united the two powers in a brutally efficient collaboration. The Germans and Soviets quickly conquered and divided central and eastern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people caught between Hitler and Stalin were expropriated, deported, or killed. Fortunately for the Allies, the partnership ultimately soured. Ironically, however, the powers' exchange of material, blueprints, and technological expertise during the period of the Pact made possible a far more bloody and protracted war than would have otherwise been conceivable.

Combining comprehensive research with a gripping narrative, The Devils' Alliance is the authoritative history of the Nazi-Soviet Pact.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A well-researched work offering new understanding of the pact's pertinence to this day. Kirkus Starred Review
“Superb… The lesson that Mr. Moorhouse’s excellent book teaches us is that there should never again be a Russo-German partition of Eastern Europe into ‘spheres of influence.’” Wall Street Journal
“Riveting… Readers of military and diplomatic history as well as those interested in the Holocaust will find this book immensely interesting and informative.” Publishers Weekly
“Well-researched and well-written… Moorhouse’s accessible prose and clear explication make this a great story for history readers, and his extensive research and documentation help create a critical text for academics focusing on World War II, German history, and Soviet history.” Library Journal
The Devils’ Alliance is a marvelous achievement. No event was more crucial to the outbreak of the Second World War than the Nazi-Soviet Pact of August 1939, and no one is better qualified to explore its grim implications than Roger Moorhouse.” Norman Davies, author of Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

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Author Bio: Roger Moorhouse

Author Bio: Roger Moorhouse

Roger Moorhouse is the award-winning author of The Wolf’s Lair, Berlin at War, and Killing Hitler. With Norman Davies, he is coauthor of Microcosm. He studied history at the University of London and is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine. Roger lives in the United Kingdom.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English