Professor David R. Stone received his B.A. from Wabash College and his Ph.D in history from Yale University. He has taught at Hamilton College and Kansas State University. His first book Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union (2000) won the Shulman Prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Best First Book Prize of the Historical Society. He has also published A Military History of Russia (2006), and The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (2015). He edited The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945 (2010). He is the author of several dozen articles on Russian / Soviet military history and foreign policy.