Category: Books

Enduring the Whirlwind

Title: Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943 Series: Wolverhampton Military Studies Author: Gregory Liedtke Genre: Military History Publisher: Helion and Company Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 248

Panzers on the Vistula

Title: Panzers on the Vistula Author: Hans Schäufler Genre: Memoir Publisher: Pen and Sword Military Release Date: 2018 Format: Kindle Pages: 160 This is an excellent, short book detailing the experiences of a German soldier in a panzer unit in the Danzig area during the closing months of World War II.  The author does an

War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945

Title: War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945 Author: James Lucas Genre: Military History Publisher: Frontline Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 224 This is not a bad book about the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern Front, although it also doesn't add much to the literature.  The book

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian

Title: White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian Series: Cass Military Studies Author: Jamie Bisher Genre: Military History Publisher: Routledge Release Date: 2006 Format: Kindle Pages: 492 I had pretty low expectations when I started reading this book, as it sounded more like an academic exercise than anything else. It turns out, however, that the

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944

Title: A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944 Author: Willy Peter Reese Genre: Memoir Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date: 2005 Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 This is  a short book, but nonetheless rather difficult to read.  Why?  The book is a rather tedious memoir by a young German infantryman in WWII,

Shades of Gray: Memoirs of a Prussian Saint on the Eastern Front

Title: Shades of Gray: Memoirs of a Prussian Saint on the Eastern Front Author: Michael S. Eldredge Genre: Memoir Publisher: Mill Creek Press Release Date: 2004 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Not a bad memoir by a young German soldier from Germany's eastern frontier (Tilsit), who happened to be a Mormon.  As usual with such memoirs,

The Splintered Empires

Title: The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-1921 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 498 This is an excellent book about the end of World War I on the Eastern front.  Not only does the book include detailed accounts of Kerensky's last-gasp offensive, the implosion of

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Title: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Author: Robert K. Massie Genre: General History Publisher: Random House Release Date: 2011 Format: Kindle Pages: 656 This is a very readable book about, well, Catherine the Great.  Generally the book reads like a novel, or rather like a soap opera, with all of Catherine's various romances. 

Trump/Russia: A Definitive History

Title: Trump/Russia: A Definitive History Author: Seth Hettena Genre: General History Publisher: Melville House Release Date: 2018 Format: Kindle Pages: 288 This is a good summary of the numerous contacts/relationships connecting Trump to Russia, dating all the way back to the 80s. Personally I find it very disturbing, and certainly ground for a thorough investigation.

All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

Title: All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin Genre: General History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 396 This is excellent account of Russian political dynamics since 2000--readable and absolutely fascinating (for those interested in this kind of stuff). The author gives an excellent account, based on interviews with many

Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 – 1921

Title: Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921 Author: Laura Engelstein Genre: General History Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 851 This is a clearly written, fairly comprehensive, and--as far as I can tell--accurate account of the Russian revolution and civil war. The author does a very good

Russia’s Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916–17

Title: Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916–17 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 472 This is an excellent account of World War I on the Eastern front after the exhausting and destructive battles of 1914-1915. The author's account of the Brusilov Offensive is excellent, by

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915

Title: Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 464 This is a very good book about a little-covered topic. Moscow of the book focuses on the fighting in Galicia, there is little coverage of the fighting in north or other areas.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Title: Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 488 This is an excellent book on the first several months of WWI on the Eastern Front. The author does a pretty job job of summarizing the maneuvers