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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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Do not read this book for details of the liberation of the concentration and death camps – it merits only a few sentences and there is even less on the treatment of Soviet citizens in areas occupied by Germany.

More books by John Erickson. The Germans however hit them before they were ready.


YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time. Please provide an email address. The worst of his cronies was perhaps Voroshilov, who opposed mechanization of the armed forces, but the ultimate blame was Stalin’s; like a local mufti, he hoped to buy off Hitler with gifts, and continued to deliver raw materials to Germany even after Operation Barbarossa was launched against the USSR.

General Dimitriov decides to order an elevated alert level for rear area anti-air defense despite Stalin’s directives to avoid provocation. David rated it liked it Jul 14, Slobodan Crevar rated it it was amazing Sep 23, You will know where Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad are located.

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The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany by John Erickson

The biggest complaint I have about this book and it’s companion volume The Road to Berlin is that you really need a map in front of you as you read the material, and Erickson provides few maps, and most of those are pretty rudimentary. But all-in-all, an excellent historical account in its depth and accuracy.

Though somewhat dated now, in comparison to material stalijgrad after the end of the Cold War, John Erickson’s work remains one of the more comprehensive accounts of the Eastern Front, especially from the Soviet point of view.

General Bulgarov requests new models of paper clips to support bulkier document eruckson in Third Shock Army’s records center. If you want an extremely detailed battle by battle description then this is the one.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The Road to Stalingrad: A History of doad Soviet Effort: Erickson examines the army purges, the Finnish war humiliation, and the hideous failure of Stalin to prepare for or even accept the possibility of a Nazi attack; the book thus penetrates the provincial paranoia of Stalin and his confidants, many of whom he disastrously deployed as military commanders. The assessment of the generals and political leaders, as well as of the wranglings within both the Allied and Axis commands, is completely unsparing.

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THE ROAD TO STALINGRAD by John Erickson | Kirkus Reviews

The book would be facinating to read if one did not know the outcome of the war. The Soviets really won World War 2, not the West. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

He also brings up the notorious Soviet stand-still in front Warsaw while the Nazis kohn routed and slaughtered Polish partisans. Books by John Erickson.

Some maps would have been helpful there were none in my edition. You get to read how the Soviet Army was unprepared for the war that hit them on June 22nd, Erickson indicates a political lesson for the West: A vividly detailed yet comprehensive account of the decisive Eastern-front battleground.

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Going down to minute details in German and Russian military unit names and numbers meant I had to concentrate all erickskn way through A very thorough book of an important part of military history. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The climactic battle, so vividly described here, leaves the Red Army poised for the long fight towards Berlin. Customers who bought this item also bought. Excellent overview of the pre-invasion and early war periods.