A first-rate work by a British expert on Soviet military affairs. Erickson investigates the nature of command decisions, the character of economic. The first of two volumes in John Erickson’s monumental history of the Soviet- German war. Results 1 – 30 of The Road To Stalingrad by John Erickson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Early on the book does occasionally bog down under the weight of all the statistics he presents you with in the process of setting the stage, and you will want to have a map or three of Soviet Russia handy for reference since there are none in the book, but it’s by roxd the best and most complete treatment of the subject that I’ve found so far.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I strongly recommend you have a copy of the West Point Atlas or some similarly detailed set of maps available as you read this book, otherwise it’s all to easy to become bewildered and lost amid the multitudionous Soviet place names.

Erickson quite rightly presents in his unglamorous tedious way an important contrary theory; mainly that the Soviet Army won by tactical and strategic excellence, by superior resource management, and by the competence and experience of its generals. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here. If you want an extremely detailed battle by battle description then this is the one.


Vol II has a few ugly poorly done maps, Vol I none at all. If you want a nice overview of WWII on the eastern front, find another book.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Second World War: Slobodan Crevar rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This means that the level of writing is both dry and technical.

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They are all considerably briefer as well – Overy and Glantz clock in at less than pages, and Bellamy is at about pages. The climactic battle, so vividly described here, leaves the Red Army poised for the long fight towards Berlin.

Once it became apparent that the Nazis were to be expunged from the Soviet Union the next step was to occupy as much land as possible in Eastern Europe. Dec 19, Owen rated it really liked it Recommended to Owen by: David rated it liked it Jul 14, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

stalingead Mar 09, Chris Watson rated it it was amazing. Erickson has done an incredible amount of research, and is refreshingly frank in presenting his own opinions along side the historic facts.

The skewed nature of many of the sources both German — the Germans tended to cover their mistakes by blaming everything on Hitler — and Soviet forced Erickson to make some judgement calls that turned out to not be correct, but overall his account is fairly well balanced.


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Erickson was writing for military professionals who are intimately familiar with the political and military course of the War in the East and who sought a then-groundbreaking synthesis of Soviet military records that Erickson gained access to in the 70s.

Erivkson more Read less. The Road to Berlin: Bought this as a gift for the man who has everything war-related.

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The Stories in Our Genes. Do not read this book for a glimpse of civilian life in erickon the German or Soviet zone. But all-in-all, an excellent historical account in its depth and accuracy.

Dec 13, L rated it it was amazing Shelves: Add both to Cart Add both to List. Jan 08, Sergio rated it really liked it. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. With an Introduction by John Miller.

General Dimitriov decides to order an elevated alert level for roxd area anti-air defense despite Stalin’s directives to avoid provocation.

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