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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,

Stalingrad 1942–1943: The Infernal Cauldron

Title: Stalingrad 1942–1943: The Infernal Cauldron Author: Stephen Walsh Genre: Military History Publisher: Amber Books Ltd Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 176 This is a good, but rather brief, history of the Stalingrad campaign. While the book does a decent job of summarizing the campaign, the following issues detracted from the book for me:

The Retreat

Title: The Retreat Author: Michael Jones Genre: Military History Publisher: John Murray Release Date: 2009 Format: Kindle Pages: 368 This is an excellent book for what it is, which is a collection of German-centric anecdotes from fall 41-spring 42 regarding the fighting around Moscow. The author includes numerous memorable accounts about the fighting during this

Hell’s Gate: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, January-February 1944

Title: Hell's Gate: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, January-February 1944 Author: Douglas E. Nash Genre: Military History Publisher: Rzm Imports Inc Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 417 Excellent book, with loads of anecdotes and personal accounts, at least for the German side. The book would have been even better if the author could

Memoirs of a Polish Lancer: The Pamietniki of Dezydery Chlapowski

Title: MEMOIRS OF A POLISH LANCER: The Pamietniki of Dezydery Chlapowski Series: Ancient Empires Series Author: Tim Simmons (translator) Genre: Memoir Publisher: Emperor's Press Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 158 This is an excellent book, although rather brief (153pp). The book is interesting in that: 1) More than most Napoleonic memoirs, the author describes

Stalingrad: The Defeat of the German 6th Army

Title: Stalingrad: The Defeat of the German 6th Army Author: Paul Carell Genre: Military History Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Release Date: 1993 Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 This is a short book--about 200 pp of text, maybe 100 pp of pictures at the end. The text, like all of Carell's books is interesting because it chiefly