Category: Perspective

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

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:

Penalty Strike: The Memoirs of a Red Army Penal Company Commander, 1943-45

Title: Penalty Strike: The Memoirs of a Red Army Penal Company Commander, 1943-45 Series: Stackpole Military History Series Author: Alexander V. Pyl'cyn Genre: Military History Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2009 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 I have to say that this was one of the most interesting books I've read about the East Front in

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

Kiev 1941

Title: Kiev 1941 Author: David Stahel Genre: Military History Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 488 I found this to be an excellent book on this campaign, offering considerable insights into the logistical and command problems on the German side during this period of the war. Despite being chock-full of data