The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History

Title: The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History Author: Alexander Mikaberidze Genre: General History Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 960 I bought this book because of my overall interest in the Napoleonic Wars and its very high rating on Amazon; it is billed as a history of the Napoleonic Wars with

The Great Terror: A Reassessment 40th Anniversary Edition

Title: The Great Terror: A Reassessment 40th Anniversary Edition Author: Robert Conquest Genre: General History Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: 2007 Format: Hardcover Pages: 608 This is the classic account of Stalin's Great Terror, updated based on greater access to Soviet archives after the fall of the Soviet Union.  Most of the book actually

The Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941

Title: The Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941 (3rd Edition) Series: Cass Series on Soviet (Russian) Military Institutions Author: John Erickson Genre: Military History Publisher: Frank Cass Release Date: 2001 Format: Paperback Pages: 889 While not exactly a page-turner, this book is an incredibly detailed and well-written history of what it says--the Red Army

High Treason: Essays on the History of the Red Army, 1918-1938

Title: High Treason: Essays on the History of the Red Army, 1918-1938 Author: Vitaly Rapoport (Author), Yuri Alexeev (Author), Vladimir G. Treml (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Duke University Press Release Date: 1985 Format: Hardcover Pages: 436 This is a very interesting account of various episodes in pre-WWII Red Army history. Apparently it was written

Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIIA

Title: Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIIA Series: Operation Barbarossa Author: Nigel Askey Genre: Military History Publisher: lulu.com Release Date: 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 718 This book is very similar to the previous-described Volume IIA, but it covers Soviet weapons and units instead of Volume IIA's German ones. 

Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIA

Title: Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIA Series: Operation Barbarossa Author: Nigel Askey Genre: Military History Publisher: lulu.com Release Date: 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 772 This is an excellent review of the weapons and TO&E of the Germany Army during Operation Barbarossa.  The first part of the book

Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

Title: Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad Author: William Craig Genre: Military History Publisher: Open Road Media Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 463 One of the classic accounts of the battle of Stalingrad.  While the Kindle version was published in 2015, the book originally game out in 1973 after the author won

Retreat From Moscow: A New History of Germany’s Winter Campaign, 1941-1942

Title: Retreat From Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942 Author: David Stahel Genre: Military History Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date: 2019 Format: Kindle Pages: 562 This is a pretty good new book about the Russian counter-offensive at Moscow in late 1941 and early 1942.  The conventional wisdom for this campaign

The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew

Title: The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew Series: Modern War Studies Author: Michael Walker Genre: Military History Publisher: University Press of Kansas Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 421 This is a well-written book on a very little-known war...the author points out that most books on relevant topics barely mention it, and some

Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, Volume I

Title: Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, Volume I Series: Operation Barbarossa Author: Nigel Askey Genre: Military Reference Publisher: Nigel Askey Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 212 This is a very interesting introduction to the author's "Barbarossa" series, in which he seeks to set out comprehensive OOBs for the

Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War

Title: Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War Series: Modern War Series Author: David Glantz Genre: Military History Publisher: University Press of Kansas Release Date: 1998 Format: Hardcover Pages: 408 This is a classic of East Front literature, written by Prof Glantz in response to the claims by "Suvorov" about plans

Thunder in the East (Second Edition)

Title: Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War 1941-1945 (Second Edition) Series: Modern Wars Author: Evan Mawdsley Genre: Military History Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Release Date: 2015 (Second Edition) Format: Kindle Pages: 536 This is a pretty decent one-volume history of the war in Russia, but nothing particularly interesting.  At 536 pages, the book just isn't

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,