Title: The History of the Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland, Vol. 2 Author: Helmuth Spaeter Genre: Military History Publisher: J. J. Fedorowicz Release Date: 1995 Format: Hardcover Pages: 560 As described below, parts of this book are excellent, others are mediocre at best. First the good--this book includes numerous excellent first-hand accounts of small-unit (company/battalion) action on the
Title: Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 Author: Catherine Merridale Genre: Military Social History Publisher: Metropolitan Books Release Date: 2006 Format: Hardcover Pages: 480 This is a pretty well-written book, probably worth reading for anyone interested in modern Russia or the Great Patriotic War (the Eastern Front of World War II).
Title: Panzer Aces I: German Tank Commanders of WWII Series: Stackpole Military History Series Author: Franz Kurowski Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2004 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 I enjoyed this book quite a bit--it has loads of heavy tank fighting, mainly on the Eastern front. The book is full of accounts of chatter in the
Title: Fighting for the Soviet Motherland: Recollections from the Eastern Front Author: Dmitriy Loza (Author), James F. Gebhardt (Editor, Translator) Genre: Military History Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Release Date: 1998 Format: Hardcover Pages: 271 This book is written from a very interesting perspective--by a Soviet officer commanding British Matildas and US Shermans in the
Title: Panzer Operations: The Eastern Front Memoir Of General Raus, 1941-1945 Author: Erhard Raus Genre: Military History Publisher: Da Capo Press Release Date: 2003 Format: Hardcover Pages: 366 This is a very good book on operations on the Russian Front. Raus was clearly a very gifted commander, and his descriptions of his numerous successful operations
Title: The Compete Works of Isaac Babel Author: Isaac Babel Genre: Fiction Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Release Date: 2001 Format: Hardcover Pages: 1076 Babel is a masterful teller of short stories. His stories, most of which do not exceed a few pages, speak volumes about the extraordinary times in which he lived. For
Title: Tigers in the Mud Series: Stackpole Military History Series Author: Otto Carius Genre: Military History Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2003 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 This is one of the better books I've read on WWII tank action at the tactical level. The author addresses not only tank combat, but the whole spectrum of