The Road to Berlin: Stalin`s War with Germany, Volume Two

The Road to Berlin: Stalin`s War with Germany, Volume Two

by John Erickson

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Completing the most comprehensive and authoritative study ever written of the Soviet-German war, John Erickson in this volume tells the vivid and compelling story of the Red Army’s epic struggle to drive the Germans from Russian soil. Beginning with the destruction of the German Army at Stalingrad, he describes a campaign of almost unimaginable hardship and fighting that led to the Soviet invasion of the Reich and the triumphant capture of Berlin.

“Monumental. . . . In the future, no history of the Russo-German war can be written without reference to Erickson’s detailed research and brilliant narrative.”—Steven T. Ross, Naval War College Review

“Erickson is our most eminent expert on Russian military history. . . [and] one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century. There is little doubt that his books will remain the definitive study of this period of Soviet history for the foreseeable future.”—Michael Parrish, American Historical Review

“As close to being the definitive work on Soviet strategy, and the military history, as it is possible to imagine.”—Norman Stone, The Observer

“With unflagging energy Professor Erickson has completed his task with a second volume in every way equal to the first. . . . [He] carries his readers along by the sheer vigour of his style and by his vivid account of the harrowing events with which he has to deal.”—Sunday Times

“This is a book which every thinking soldier and every student of military history simply has to read.”—British Army Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300078138
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/10/1999
Series: Road to Berlin Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 896
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Erickson is professor of politics and director of Defence Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 'Surrender is Ruled Out': The End at Stalingrad
2 The Duel in the South: February-March 1943
3 Breaking the Equilibrium: Kursk and its Aftermath
4 The Drive to the Western Frontiers: October 1943-March 1944
5 Breaking the Back of the Wehrmacht: April-August 1944
6 Soviet Liberation, Soviet Conquest: August-December 1944
7 The Assault on the Reich: January-March 1945
8 No Time to Die: April-May 1945
References and Sources 641(148)
Bibliography 789(54)
Index 843

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I don't know how long it took to compile all the information that is in this book but it took me a while to read it. It was immensely interesting and filled with the politicking among the big three as WWII's battles unfolded. Truly amazing and a must have for Stephen Ambrose fans.