The new york times Book Review"An extraordinary tale. Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia. Chicago tribune the russian war effort to defeat invading Axis powers, an effort that assembled the largest military force in recorded history and that cost the lives of more than 25 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory.
Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945 - Was stalin a military genius? was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes--of something deep within the Russian soul? .
When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler Modern War StudiesUniversity Press of Kansas - Revised and updated to reflect recent russian and western scholarship on the subject, much of it the authors' own work, this new edition maintains the 1995 original's distinction as a crucial volume in the history of World War II and of the Soviet Union and the most informed and compelling perspective on one of the greatest military confrontations of all time.
In 1941, when pearl harbor shattered America's peacetime pretensions, the German blitzkrieg had already blasted the Red Army back to Moscow. In swift and stirring prose, when Titans Clash provides the clearest, most complete account of this epic struggle, especially from the Soviet perspective. On first publication, this uncommonly concise and readable account of Soviet Russia's clash with Nazi Germany utterly changed our understanding of World War II on Germany's Eastern Front, immediately earning its place among top-shelf histories of the world war.
When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler Modern War Studies - Placing the war within its wider context, economic, the authors also make use of recent revelations to clarify further the political, and social issues that influenced and reflected what happened on the battlefield. Drawing on the massive and unprecedented release of soviet archival documents in recent decades, David Glantz, one of the world's foremost authorities on the Soviet military, and noted military historian Jonathan House expand and elaborate our picture of the Soviet war effort—a picture sharply different from accounts that emphasize Hitler's failed leadership over Soviet strategy and might.
Rafts of newly available official directives, orders, and reports reveal the true nature and extraordinary scale of Soviet military operations as they swept across the one thousand miles from Moscow to Berlin, featuring stubborn defenses and monumental offensives and counteroffensives and ultimately costing the two sides combined a staggering twenty million casualties.
Their work gives us new insight into stalin's political motivation and Adolf Hitler's role as warlord, as well as a better understanding of the human and economic costs of the war—for both the Soviet Union and Germany. While incorporating a wealth of new information, When Titans Clashed remains remarkably compact, a tribute to the authors' determination to make this critical chapter in world history as accessible as it is essential.
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945Picador - In the process merridale restores to history the invisible millions who sacrificed the most to win the war. Sixty years have passed since their epic triumph, but the heart and mind of Ivan -- as the ordinary Russian soldier was called -- remain a mystery. Drawing on previously closed military and secret police archives, interviews with veterans, and private letters and diaries, Catherine Merridale presents the first comprehensive history of the Soviet Union Army rank and file.
Through the soldiers' eyes, and accompany them as they return home full of hope, where their rage and suffering exact an awful toll, we witness their victorious arrival in Berlin, only to be denied the new life they had been fighting to secure. A tour de force of original research and a gripping history, and fear that made it possible for these underfed, patriotism, Ivan's War reveals the singular mixture of courage, anger, badly led troops to defeat the Nazi army.
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 - We know something about hoe the soldiers died, but nearly nothing about how they lived, how they saw the world, or why they fought. They were the men and women of the red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers who confronted Europe's most lethal fighting force and by 1945 had defeated it. A powerful, eight million died, driven forward in suicidal charges, groundbreaking narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, based on newly revealed sourcesOf the thirty million who fought in the eastern front of World War II, shattered by German shells and tanks.
She follows the soldiers from the shock of the German invasion to their costly triumph in Stalingrad, where life expectancy was often a mere twenty-four hours.
The Second World WarPenguin Books - Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by tom clancy, john Keegan reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare.
. An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come. The second world war merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve. The washington post"if you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose. Los angeles Times Penguin Books.
The Second World War - In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, the tank battle of Falaise, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.
Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the EastUniversity Press of Kentucky - Penguin Books. This in-depth account challenges accepted notions about World War II and promotes greater understanding of a topic that has been neglected by historians. His analysis of the russo-german war from a german perspective covers all aspects of the eastern front, economic policy, demonstrating the interrelation of military events, resource exploitation, and racial policy that first motivated the invasion.
Despite the significance of this campaign to Germany and to the war as a whole, few English-language publications of the last thirty-five years have addressed these pivotal events. In ostkrieg: hitler's War of Extermination in the East, Stephen G. As the key theater of the war for the Germans, the eastern front consumed enormous levels of resources and accounted for 75 percent of all German casualties.
Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East - Fritz bridges the gap in scholarship by incorporating historical research from the last several decades into an accessible, comprehensive, and coherent narrative. On june 22, germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, 1941, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival.
The American People in World War II: Freedom from Fear, Part Two Oxford History of the United States Pt. 2Oxford University Press - In a compelling narrative, the painful choices faced by commanders and statesmen, Kennedy analyzes the determinants of American strategy, and the agonies inflicted on the millions of ordinary Americans who were compelled to swallow their fears and face battle as best they could. In asia, japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own.
Exploiting germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out to the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for his Nazi Party. Even as the new deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. The same generation of americans who battled the Depression eventually had to shoulder arms in another conflict that wreaked worldwide destruction, ushered in the nuclear age, and forever changed their way of life and their country's relationship to the rest of the world.
The American People in World War II: Freedom from Fear, Part Two Oxford History of the United States Pt. 2 - The american people in world war ii--the second installment of kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear--explains how the nation agonized over its role in the conflict, how it fought the war, why the United States emerged victorious, and why the consequences of victory were sometimes sweet, sometimes ironic.
Penguin Books. The american people in world war II is a gripping narrative and an invaluable analysis of the trials and victories through which modern America was formed.
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943Penguin Books - Penguin Books. The battle of stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare. From antony beevor, the internationally bestselling author of D-Day and The Battle of Arnhem. In august 1942, hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name.
Penguin Books. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides, fighting in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield.
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 - This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. As a story of cruelty, and human suffering, courage, Stalingrad is unprecedented and unforgettable. Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.
. Antony beevor has itnerviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including prisoner interrogations and reports of desertions and executions.
Concise Historical Atlas of World War Two: The Geography of ConflictOxford University Press - Offering a vivid summary of the war over space and time, this unique, full-color atlas covers all theatres of the war. World war two was a war of rapid and far-reaching conquest and movement, and a good sense of world geography is essential to grasping its magnitude and sweep. Political and military history, and world history.
It is also a fascinating resource for anyone interested in the sprawling landscape of the Second World War. Penguin Books. It is ideal for courses on World War Two, American and European history in the twentieth century, U. S. The concise historical atlas of world war two: the Geography of Conflict consists of 50 full-color maps that vividly convey not only the key military battles and campaigns but also the cultural and political geography of the war.
Concise Historical Atlas of World War Two: The Geography of Conflict - These descriptions explain features of the conflict in question, describe changes in circumstances and the movements of battles, contextualize the events, and suggest longer-term consequences of campaigns. Penguin Books. Each map covers a significant phase of World War Two and is accompanied by an adjacent page of explanatory text that clarifies the shifting frontiers and populations of the region represented.
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Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World WarVintage - In this magisterial work, bellamy outlines the lead-up to the war, in which the fragile alliance between the two dictators was unceremoniously broken, and examines its far-reaching consequences, arguing that the cost of victory was ultimately too much for the Soviet Union to bear. Oxford university Press USA.
It was arguably the single most decisive factor of the war, and shaped the postwar world as we know it. Vintage Books USA. Penguin Books. With breadth of scope and a surfeit of new information, this is the definitive history of a conflict whose reverberations are still felt today. Penguin Books. In absolute war, acclaimed historian and journalist Chris Bellamy crafts the first full account since the fall of the Soviet Union of World War II's battle on the Eastern Front, one of the deadliest conflicts in history.
Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War - The conflict on the eastern front, was the greatest, most costly, fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945, and most brutal conflict on land in human history.
Why the Allies WonW. W. Norton & Company - He recounts the decisive campaigns: the war at sea, the air war, the crucial battles on the eastern front, and the vast amphibious assault on Europe. Overy shows us exactly how the Allies regained military superiority and why they were able to do it. Overy has written a masterpiece of analytical history, posing and answering one of the great questions of the century.
Sunday times london richard overy's bold book begins by throwing out the stock answers to this great question: Germany doomed itself to defeat by fighting a two-front war; the Allies won by "sheer weight of material strength. In fact, by 1942 germany controlled almost the entire resources of continental Europe and was poised to move into the Middle East.
Why the Allies Won - He then explores the deeper factors affecting military success and failure: industrial strength, fighting ability, the quality of leadership, and the moral dimensions of the war. The allied victory in 1945 was not inevitable. Photographs Penguin Books. The soviet union had lost the heart of its industry, and the United States was not yet armed.
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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War IIRandom House Trade Paperbacks - Penguin Books. Oxford university Press USA. Translated by the renowned richard pevear and larissa Volokhonsky, The Unwomanly Face of War is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories.
Vintage Books USA. They battled alongside men, after the victory, and yet, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. It deserves the widest possible readership. Paula hawkins, author of the girl on the Train “Alexievich has gained probably the world’s deepest, most eloquent understanding of the post-Soviet condition.
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II - A history of the soul. In the unwomanly face of war, alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. She has consistently chronicled that which has been intentionally forgotten. Masha gessen, national book Award–winning author of The Future Is History Penguin Books.
The winner of the nobel prize in literature “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time. A landmark.