Category: Perspective

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

Title: Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia Author: Peter Pomerantsev Genre: General History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 258 As noted by other reviewers, the author is a very good story-teller and has included many entertaining and--to some extent--informative vignettes in this book. I

Kursk 1943: The Northern Front

Title: Kursk 1943: The Northern Front Series: Osprey Campaign Author: Robert Forczyk Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 96 I bought this book because it covers the northern face of the Kursk salient, while most books on the battle focus almost exclusively on the southern face. As mentioned by

Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad

Title: Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad Series: Modern War Studies Author: David M. Glantz Genre: Military History Publisher: University Press of Kansas Release Date: 2014 Format: Hardcover Pages: 848 This volume is obviously intended for research purposes and I strongly recommend not to buy this work for your reading pleasure--you'll be sorely disappointed! I'm OK

500 Days: The War In Eastern Europe, 1944-1945

Title: 500 Days: The War In Eastern Europe, 1944-1945 Author: Sean M. McAteer Genre: Military History Publisher: Red Lead Press Release Date: 2009 Format: Kindle Pages: 468 This is a pretty good book which has a lot of detail about fighting on the Eastern Front in 1944 and 1945. In my view, one of this

Decision in the Ukraine: German Panzer Operations on the Eastern Front, Summer 1943

Title: Decision in the Ukraine: German Panzer Operations on the Eastern Front, Summer 1943 Series: Stackpole Military History Series Author: George M., Jr. Nipe Genre: Military History Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 592 This book provides a thorough overview of a few operations which have generally received relatively little coverage, including

The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June – August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, October, 1987 (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience)

Title: The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June - August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, October, 1987 (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience) Author: David Glantz Genre: Military History Publisher: Routledge Release Date: 1997 Format: Paperback Pages: 528 This is an excellent, detailed description of certain parts of

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

Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin

Title: Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin Author: Catherine Merridale Genre: General History Publisher: Metropolitan Books Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 528 I bought this book after reading several glowing reviews. I live in Moscow very near the Kremlin, so expected to learn many interesting facts about the place. Unfortunately, in this

Operation Typhoon: Hitler’s March on Moscow, October 1941

Title: Operation Typhoon: Hitler's March on Moscow, October 1941 Author: David Stahel Genre: Military History Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 429 Having read the author's books on Barbarossa and Kiev, I looked forward to this volume as well. And indeed, the book is interesting and well-written. That said, unlike the

Moscow to Stalingrad

Title: Moscow to Stalingrad Series: US Army Green Book Author: Earl Ziemke Genre: Military History Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC Release Date: 1989 (Hardcover) Format: Kindle Pages: 576 This is an excellent general history for the period of the war, and at $2 (current price for Kindle edition) is a great deal--definitely worth buying and