David R. Stone, Ph.D.

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Biography

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • India
  • Russia
  • WWI
  • WWII

Professional Highlights

2015

Professor of Strategy and Policy, US Naval War College

Began teaching at the Naval War College
2015

The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917

Wrote a comprehensive history of the Russian experience of the First World War.
2012

Moncado Prize

Won the Moncado Prize of the Society for Military History for the article "Misreading Svechin: Attrition, Annihilation, and Historicism."
2010

The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945

Edited an essay collection on the Soviet home front during World War II.
2006

A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya

Wrote a general history of the Russian / Soviet military experience.
2000

Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union, 1926-1933

Published a history of the creation of the Soviet military-industrial complex. This book won both the Shulman Prize of the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Best First Book Prize of the Historical Society
1999

Assistant Professor of History, Kansas State University

1997

Ph.D in History, Yale University

1991

AB in History and Mathematics, Wabash College

Education

Ph.D., Yale University, 1997, History

B.A., Wabash College, 1991, History and Mathematics

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Research Contributions

The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917
2015
University Press of Kansas

The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945 (editor)
2010
Pen & Sword

A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya
2006
Praeger

Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union, 1926-1933
2000
University Press of Kansas

Several dozen articles and book chapters

Awards and Decorations

Winner of Moncado Award of the Society for Military History
2012

Winner of the inaugural 2001 Best First Book Prize of the Historical Society

Co-winner of the 2001 Shulman Prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Winner of Kansas State University's Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
2001

News, Media, & Events

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23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Why democracy is in decline

Apr. 23, 2018
Daily Times
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