Title: The Battle of Moscow 1941-1942: The Red ...
Publisher: Helion and Company, U.K.
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Illustrated Boards
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket - Issued
Edition: 1st Printing.
475pp/maps. a detailed examination of one of the major turning points of World War II, as seen from the Soviet side. The Battle of Moscow marked the climax of Hitler's 'Operation Barbarossa,' which sought to destroy the Soviet Union in a single campaign and ensure German hegemony in Europe. The failure to do so condemned Germany to a prolonged war it could not win. This work orignally appeared in 1943, under the title 'Razgrom Nemetskikh Voisk pod Moskvoi' (The Rout of the German Forces Around Moscow). The work was produced by the Red Army General Staff's military-historical section, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war's experience and disseminating it to the army's higher echelons. Clean with no marks. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011663
Synopsis: "The Battle of Moscow, 1941?1942: The Red Army?s Defensive Operations and Counteroffensive Along the Moscow Strategic Direction" is a detailed examination of one of the major turning points of World War II, as seen from the Soviet side. The Battle of Moscow marked the climax of Hitler?s ?Operation Barbarossa,? which sought to destroy the Soviet Union in a single campaign and ensure German hegemony in Europe. The failure to do so condemned Germany to a prolonged war it could not win. This work originally appeared in 1943, under the title "Razgrom Nemetskikh Voisk pod Moskvoi" (The Rout of the German Forces Around Moscow). The work was produced by the Red Army General Staff?s military-historical section, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war?s experience and disseminating it to the army?s higher echelons. This was a collective effort, featuring many different contributors, with Marshal Boris Mikhailovich Shaposhnikov, former chief of the Red Army General Staff and then head of the General Staff Academy, serving as general editor. The book is divided into three parts, each dealing with a specific phase of the battle. The first traces the Western Front?s defensive operations along the Moscow direction during Army Group Center?s final push toward the capital in November?December, 1941. The study pays particular attention to the Red Army?s resistance to the Germans? attempts to outflank Moscow from the north. Equally important were the defensive operations to the south of Moscow, where the Germans sought to push forward their other encircling flank. The second part deals with the first phase of the Red Army?s counteroffensive, which was aimed at pushing back the German pincers and removing the immediate threat to Moscow. Here the Soviets were able to throw the Germans back and flatten both salients, particularly in the south, where they were able to make deep inroads into the enemy front to the west and northwest. The final section examines the further development of the counteroffensive until the end of January 1942. This section highlights the Soviet advance all along the front and their determined but unsuccessful attempts to cut off the Germans? Rzhev?Vyaz?ma salient. It is from this point that the front essentially stabilized, after which events shifted to the south. This new translation into English makes available to a wider readership this valuable study.
About the Author: Richard W. Harrison earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Georgetown University, where he specialized in Russian area studies. In 1994 he earned his doctorate in war studies from King's College London. He was also an exchange student in the former Soviet Union and spent several years living and working in post-communist Russia. Dr. Harrison has worked for the US Department of Defense as an investigator in Russia, dealing with cases involving POWs and MIAs. He has also taught Russian history and military history at the college and university level, most recently at the US military academy at West Point. Dr. Harrison is the author of two books dealing with the Red Army's theoretical development during the inter-war period: The Russian Way of War: Operational Art, 1904-1940 (2001), and Architect of Soviet Victory in World War II: The Life and Theories of G.S. Isserson (2010). He has also authored a number of articles on topics in Soviet military history. He is currently working on a history of the Red Army's high commands during World War II and afterwards. Dr. Harrison lives with his family near Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 April 2001
Check or money order in US$ payable to DBookmahn with order. We also accept Credit
Card payments through Paypal. Will hold book for seven days with email request.
DBookmahn's Used & Rare Military Books, P.O. Box 10826, Burke, VA. 22009.
Returnable within 14 days, if not fully satisfied.
Want lists accepted. We also sell new Schiffer and Fedorowicz books for 20% off list
price. We can order any in print Schiffer and Fedorowicz book for you at the discounted
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: We specialize in quality military history books both new and old. Let us help you find that book that seems to be eluding you! We give you that friendly personal touch that is hard to find amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. We also buy quality used military history books. Our customer-centered internet mail order business was established in 1997. Since that time, we have sold thousands of books, in all 50 states and around the world. Our speciality is quality used and rare military history books covering all periods from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Emphasis on German military, Civil War, World Wars I & II and Soviet Union/Imperial Russia. In addition to our military books, we have an eclectic selection of other titles available for sale. We have a number of books on Ethnology particularly as it relates to the Negro in America, railroad histories, biographies, old books on ski-ing and much more. SEE OUR SITE OR EMAIL US FOR A CURRENT CATALOGUE OF SOME OF OUR MILITARY HISTORY TITLES In addition to our military titles on our home page, we are constantly expanding our books online here at ABE. Please check our inventory below!