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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

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

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

Konev’s Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941

Title: Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941 Author: Michael Filippenkov Genre: Military History Publisher: Helion and Company Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 171 This is kind of a strange little volume...a very narrowly-focused treatise on a small and not especially significant part of Operation Typhoon, concerning the area around

The Russian Civil War

Title: The Russian Civil War Author: Evan Mawdsley Genre: Military History Publisher: Pegasus Books Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 260 This is a good, but not excellent account of the Russian Civil War. The author does a good job of describing the chaotic campaigns, along with the strengths and weaknesses of the Reds and

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

Title: The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 Author: Roger Moorhouse Genre: General History Publisher: Basic Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 432 This is an excellent,well-written account of the lead up to, consequences of, and life under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The author includes many fascinating details and personal stories that I had

Who Lost Russia?

Title: Who Lost Russia? Author: Peter Conradi Genre: General History Publisher: Oneworld Publications Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 400 This is a good summary of the history of US-Russian relations over the last few decades, and a good reminder of how we ended up where we are today--the euphoria and hope of the early

Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14

Title: Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14 Author: R F Delderfield Genre: Military History Publisher: Endeavour Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 300 I was looking a good book on the aftermath of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign, and this was one of the few books available. Better yet, the kindle version was only

West Point Atlas for the Wars of Napoleon

Title: West Point Atlas for the Wars of Napoleon Series: The West Point Military History Series Author: Thomas E. Griess (Series Editor) Genre: Military Reference Publisher: West Point Military Series Release Date: 2003 Format: Spiral-bound Pages: 148 I just got this atlas and wanted to leave a few words. Overall, this is a very good

Napoleon’s Wars: An International History

Title: Napoleon's Wars: An International History Author: Charles Esdaile Genre: General History Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2009 Format: Kindle Pages: 654 I wanted to leave a review of this rather good diplomatic history of the Napoleonic period. I thought that the book was well-written, informative, and probably worthwhile reading for anyone interested in this

Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations

Title: Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations Series: Osprey Campaign Series Author: Peter Hofschröer Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 96 This review pertains to the Kindle version, although only my comments about the maps are Kindle-specific. First, this is the first Osprey campaign book about the Napoleonic

The Fall of Berlin 1945

Title: The Fall of Berlin 1945 Author: Antony Beevor Genre: Military History Publisher: Viking Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 490 This is a very good, readable book about the fall of Berlin, with lots of personal anecdotes but also a decent description of the military maneuvers. Potential readers should be aware of a couple

Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945

Title: Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945 Author: Christopher Duffy Genre: Military History Publisher: Booksales Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 403 The first 2/3 of this book is very good--a good description of the fighting in East Prussia, Pomerania, Silesia, etc. from January-May 1945. The text focuses on Zhukov's

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Title: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Author: Max Hastings Genre: Military History Publisher: Knopf Release Date: 2004 Format: Hardcover Pages: 640 I probably can't add much to the existing 200 reviews for this book, but did want to add a high rating. The author does a good job covering all of the relevant sides