Category: World War II

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

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,

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 Soviet Partisan Movement, 1941-1944: A Critical Historiographical Analysis

Title: The Soviet Partisan Movement, 1941-1944: A Critical Historiographical Analysis Author: Leonid D. Grenkevich (Author),‎ David M. Glantz (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Routledge Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 405 This book is more of an academic treatise than a military history--I guess the subtitle "a Critical Historiographical Analysis" should have tipped me off

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

T-34: The Red Army’s Legendary Medium Tank

Title: T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones Genre: Military History Publisher: Pen and Sword Military Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 160 This book is a good, quick read about the T-34--its design, manufacturer, evolution, variants (SUs, etc.) use in combat, etc, with plenty of good pictures. At least for the

The Red Army and the Second World War

Title: The Red Army and the Second World War Series: Armies of the Second World War Author: Alexander Hill Genre: Military History Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 754 This book has been out for a few months now, so I'm surprised that there are no reviews yet...I just finished reading