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David R. Stone, Pickett Professor of Military History
Professor Stone specializes in the military and diplomatic history of Russia and the Soviet Union. He is the author of the prize-winning book Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union, 1926-1933(University Pres of Kansas, 2000) and of A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya (Praeger Security International, 2006), as well as over a dozen articles and book chapters.
He is presently completing an edited volume on the Soviet Union during the Second World War, and also working on a study Leon Trotsky's role in the creation of the Red Army.
He blogs about Russian / Soviet military history at The Russian Front.
my homepage: http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~stone/