Title: The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin's War with ...
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: 1st Printing
594 pages with several photos. Rare 1st Ed. Detailed history of the initial campaigns on the Eastern Front. Light edgewear to dj. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 004318
Synopsis: A new paperback version of the first volume in John Erickson's monumental, critically acclaimed history of the Soviet-German war.In fascinating detail, The Road to Stalingrad takes us from the inept command structures and strategic delusions of the pre-invasion Soviet Union through Russia's humiliation as her armies fell back on all fronts, until the tide turned at last in Stalingrad. The assessment of the generals and political leaders, as well as of the wranglings within both the Allied and Axis commands, is completely unsparing. The climactic battle, so vividly described here, leaves the Red Army poised for the long fight towards Berlin.
This is not to be missed by any military buff or student of World War II.
About the Author: John Erickson was an Honorary Fellow in Defence Studies and Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. He was a leading authority on the Soviet-German War and lectured on Soviet-German affairs at the universities of Oxfod, St Andrews and Manchester as well as a number of American universities.
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