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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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Everything that went wrong with the Soviet Army was Stalin’s fault, not the fault of the political eric,son economic system underpinning that Army.
Be the first to discover new talent! His accounts of the diplomatic meetings between Soviet and British leaders are particularly great, giving you a clear picture of everyone’s agendas and motivations before taking you into the smoke filled rooms to witness the big decisions being reached. This is not to be missed by any military buff or student of World War II. Words like “hammer,” “break through,” etc. Bex rated it liked it Jan 25, Yet there are many rewards. Bob Wilkins rated it really liked it Mar 27, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Slobodan Crevar rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Open Preview See a Problem? Roac Erickson is meticulous and detailed in his research and given the book was first published in the stalinbrad during the height of the Cold War the information stalinggad John presents is all the more insightful.
Unsparingly he assesses the generals and political leaders, and analyses the confusions and wranglings within both Allied and Axis commands. The book would be erickxon to read if one did not know the outcome of the war. Bought this as a gift for the man who has everything war-related. One let down is the complete lack of maps.
Kefka rated it it was amazing Jan 16, The book has some issues since it was forced to rely on Soviet “historical” accounts, which, while they cover the basics, were always written with a political end in mind to wit, that the Soviet Union never made any major errors, since, by it’s very nature, the Soviet Union was perfect. They are all considerably briefer as well – Overy and Glantz clock in at less than pages, and Bellamy is at about pages.
So an atlas I found photocopies of the Times Comprehensive more convenient is essential. As far as what this book focused upon, it stayed on path with military history and can almost be considered a reference book due its in depth discussion of strategy.
Anyway, great and interesting book showing this monumental war from a different perspective. Write a customer review. That option will take less time, will give a more complete “horizontal” picture of the conflict, and will have a lesser chance of boring you to sleep than these historically significant though clunky shelf holders.
Also very little is said on the barbaric treatment meted out by Soviet troops once they entered “liberated zones.
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The last 2 chapters of this book are by far the best they constitute over pages. The rail lines were often stretched to the limit, but the fact that they succeeded in this evacuation and keeping production going is amazing. You will know where Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad are located. Download Image Download Image. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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I always wanted to read one that was extremely detailed on Soviet strategy and operations. The living drama that unfolds in the latter chapters is worth the effort. Stalin’s Erifkson was not only unprepared for this colossal conflict with the German armies, stalingra was incompetently led. The Dumpling Sisters Cookbook: This book is written exclusively from the Russian Army point of view.
The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany
David rated it liked it Jul 14, All of these, especially Glantz, are both better written and offer a full synthesis of Erickson’s material in less mind-numbing picayune detail. An outstanding recounting the years leading up to June 22,and then through the Soviet tide-turning victory at Stalingrad inas seen from the Soviet side. I can only imagine the frustration of anyone else picking up this book as a first-timer visiting the Russo-German War.
Basically Khrushchev’s view circathis perspective has seen more than a little criticism in recent decades. Who need to read Erickson? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A superb overview of a much-worked subject.
Weloytty rated it liked it Jul 24, Described the macro view of the events. The Road to Stalingrad: General Dimitriov decides to order an elevated alert level for rear area anti-air defense despite Stalin’s directives to avoid provocation.
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Emphasis on operations but no maps. Obviously Erkckson had a big influence on the army and the way it was managed. Written inn a very academic style, from the Soviet point of view, which is more interesting than the Nazi point of view.