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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The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany

Rosd dense volume illuminates the tragedies and triumphs of Stalin’s war machine from the outbreak of Barbarossa on June 22, until the victory of the Red Army at Stalingrad in early Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. These successors are also generally more readable, provide better background material, and eoad have lots of maps. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Trivia About The Road to Stali Those wishing a general history of the conflict can look to Overy’s “Russia’s War”.

This is the companion work to the Road to Berlin by the same author.

Stalin’s Russia was not only unprepared for this colossal conflict with the German armies, it was incompetently led. Who need to read Erickson? 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. This is not a volume for the casual reader wishing to learn more about the Soviet experience in World War Two, but it and its sister volume proved essential when writing my Master’s Thesis on the Nazi and Soviet command structures during the war.

The first of two volumes in John Erickson’s monumental history of the Soviet-German war. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I will think about ordering another one but right now I don’t know you will have to try and convince me other wise. These chapters are filled with endless sentences like ” John Erickson’s “The Road to Stalingrad” is a meticulously written, detail rich work of military history.


In Novemberguns backed up by a million men with shovels and knives launched the counteroffensive that sealed the fate of Von Paulus’ army and ultimately the entire Nazi military machine. The Road to Berlin: There was a problem adding your email address.

I always wanted to read one that was extremely detailed on Soviet strategy and operations. Sep 02, Mikey B. Jul 22, Craig rated it it was amazing. All the same, a great, though strenuous read.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Road to Stalingrad: As you might expect this is not an easy read but is worth the effort required. An Epic Tragedy, Erickson investigates the nature of command decisions, the character of economic performance–the overall “”Soviet style of war. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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 erickaon launched against the USSR.

More books by John Erickson. The Struggle for Europe Wordsworth Collection. The climax, the grinding battle for Stalingrad, leaves the Red Army poised for its majestic counter-offensive, Operation Uranus, discovering it had ‘caught a tiger by the tail’.

One person found this helpful. The author goes into fantastic descriptions of Soviet divisions, corps, and armies, yet without any maps, the overall picture of German Army groups and Soviet Fronts are completely lost to me. Basically Khrushchev’s view circarkad perspective has seen more than a little criticism in recent decades.

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The book would be facinating to read if one did not know the outcome of the war. Mar 12, James rated it really liked it Shelves: The Road to Berlin is much like the first volume The Road to Stalingradbut the events, if possible, even over-shadow those of the first book; such as the battle of Kursk, the annexation of Eastern Europe under the Soviet yoke, and the fall of Berlin.


Want to Eric,son Currently Reading Read. The research presented by Erickson has been assimilated, amplified, and synthesized with other sources by a more modern generation of historians. So an atlas I found photocopies of the Times Comprehensive more convenient is essential. eric,son

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And finally, they all focus on other more modern sources from German and SSR sources above and beyond the archives used by Erickson. Even stalingrae are described in mostly arid bland institutional language that could well have been used to describe how one branch of a cosmetics company sold more shampoo than a competitor did. The Soviet army may have had to re-group, but they never told this to the Polish partisans.

The research alone is breathtaking. Cassell April 1, Language: Erickson is clear and complete, but offers little insight and less elegance. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. English Choose a language for shopping.

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The climactic battle, so stalingrqd described here, leaves the Red Army poised for the long fight towards Berlin. Jul 15, Scott rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.