Category: Soviet

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

Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin

Title: Russia's Dead End: An Insider's Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin Author: Andrei A. Kovalev (Author),‎ Peter Reddaway (Foreword),‎ Steven I. Levine (Translator) Genre: General History Publisher: Potomac Books Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 392 This is an insightful book by a very conscientious, intelligent Russian diplomat that served during and after the fall

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

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

Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army – Book 1: 1941-1943 (Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army)

Title: Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army - Book 1: 1941-1943 (Love and War: An American Volunteer in the Soviet Red Army) Author: M J Nicholas (Author),‎ Kathryn A Wright (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 300 This is a fascinating

Soviet Defensive Tactics At Kursk, July 1943

Title: Soviet Defensive Tactics At Kursk, July 1943 Author: Colonel David M Glantz Genre: Military History Publisher: Verdun Press Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 100 Several comments about this disappointing edition: --the content is OK, nothing great, and will be discussed below at the end of this review. --the format of this edition is

When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler

Title: When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler Series: Modern War Studies Author: David M. Glantz (Author),‎ Jonathan M. House (Author) Genre: Military History Publisher: University Press of Kansas Release Date: 1995 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 This is a relatively brief book--290 pages of text (plus notes, appendices, etc.) in the paperback version,

Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia

Title: Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia Author: Gabriel Gorodetsky Genre: Diplomatic History Publisher: Yale University Press Release Date: 2001 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 This is an excellent, well-written, well-sourced history of 1940-1941, prior to the German invasion of Russia. I can't add much to the description of the book in other