Category: Memoir

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

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,

America’s Siberian Adventure 1918-1920

Title: America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920 Author: William Graves Genre: Military History Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 363 This is an interesting and well-written book by the commander of the US army forces sent to Siberia in 1918. The author was obviously a decent and capable officer sent into a very

American Soldiers in Siberia: The Forgotten War

Title: American Soldiers in Siberia: The Forgotten War Author: Sylvian Kindall Genre: Military History Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 194 This is a fascinating memoir by one of the American officers serving in the Russian Far East in 19181-1919. His service there seems to have inspired a rather deep hatred--but

Iron Cross Brigade – The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244

Title: Iron Cross Brigade - The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244 Author: Werner Gösel (Author),‎ Christian Bauermeister (Editor),‎ Jason Mark (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Leaping Horseman Books Release Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 492 This is another excellent book from Leaping Horseman Books. This review is not a "verified purchase" because I

Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army – Book 1: 1941-1943 (Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army)

Title: Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army - Book 1: 1941-1943 (Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army) Author: M J Nicholas (Author),‎ Kathryn A Wright (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 300 This is a fascinating

Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Hans von Luck

Title: Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Hans von Luck Author: Hans von Luck Genre: Military History Publisher: Frontline Books Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 279 I can't add very much to the other reviews of this book, but did want to contribute a five star rating and add a few comments. This book is

Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front

Title: Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front Author: Stackpole Books Genre: Military History Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 357 I had fairly low expectations about this book, but ended up really enjoying it. I can't add much to the other reviews, but wanted to contribute a five-star rating and a few

Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck

Title: Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck Series: Foreign Military Studies Author: Hermann Balck Genre: Military History Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 578 I haven't read a German general's memoirs in quite a while--after a while all of them started to sound

Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich

Title: Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich Author: Jochen Hellbeck (Editor),‎ Christopher Tauchen (Translator) Genre: Military History Publisher: Hachette Book Group Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 514 I read this book just after reading the book "survivors of Stalingrad", about German suvivors of the battle. Both books are very good, but also

Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts from the 6th Army, 1942-43

Title: Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts from the 6th Army, 1942-43 Author: Reinhold Busch Genre: Military History Publisher: Frontline Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 256 I can't add much to the other reviews of this book, but wanted to contribute my five star rating. This book includes a few dozen accounts by, well,

Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov

Title: Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov Author: Georgy Zhukov (Author),‎ Geoffrey Roberts (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Pen and Sword Military Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 960 This is an excellent book about the soviet experience during World War II. Perhaps unsurprisingly, In this book, Zhukov comes across as a

With the Die-Hards in Siberia

Title: With the Die-Hards in Siberia Author: John Ward Genre: Military History Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 194 This is a very interesting book, and a good deal (free) for kindle readers. This book is an eyewitness account of a very complicated bit of history, from about mid 1918

Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander

Title: Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander Author: Vasiliy Krysov Genre: Military History Publisher: Pen & Sword Release Date: 2010 Format: Kindle Pages: 224 Overall, a very good book about Soviet self-propelled assault guns in WWII; in fact, the only one that I'm aware of in English. The author is a decent