The Collapse of the Soviet Military
Burger, Ethan, Demokratizatsiya
The Collapse of the Soviet Military, William E. Odom. New Haven, Connecticut and London: Yale University Press, 1998. 480 pp. $45.00 hardcover.
General William E. Odom is widely respected as one of the leading experts on the Soviet military. His book Collapse of the Soviet Military represents a well-thought and admirably researched analysis of the Soviet armed forces. In it he recognizes that the Soviet military reflected the strengths and weaknesses of Soviet society. At the same time, he does an thorough job of explaining why it largely stood on the sidelines during the fateful days of August 1991 when the Soviet state unraveled. Odom's description of the putsch is informative, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Collapse of the Soviet Military. Contributors: Burger, Ethan - Author. Journal title: Demokratizatsiya. Volume: 11. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2003. Page number: 481. © 1998 Heldref Publications. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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