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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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Download Image Download Image. Like Hitler he was obsessed by minutiae and his judgement was not always too sound. Sold by srwilson62 and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

Mike Gabor rated it really liked it Jun 30, John Erickson’s “The Road to Stalingrad” is a meticulously written, detail rich work of military history. General Oublensky transfers several regiments to support General Borisov’s front reserve formation. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.

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Early on the book does occasionally bog down under the weight of all the statistics he presents you with in the process of setting the stage, and you will want to have a map or three of Soviet Russia handy for reference since there are none in the book, but it’s by far the best and most complete treatment of the subject that I’ve stalinrad so far.

Slobodan Crevar rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of syalingrad attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Customers who bought this item also bought. There are gems of dialogue between Stalin and his generals vividly illustrating rosd brutality of the regime. Stalin had killed off his officer corps staligrad the end of the ‘s and was self-quarantined in the Kremlin listening only to advisors who told him what he wanted to hear.


Nov 01, Stephen Hackney rated it liked it Shelves: This 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 If you want an extremely detailed battle by battle description then this is the one.

The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany

Graduate students writing theses on related subjects, officers in training seeking in-depth analysis of staff and command systems in the Eastern theater, completists, insomniacs Most other readers can bypass these weighty tomes and read the other surveys mentioned above. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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 stalingrda as you read the material, and Erickson provides few maps, and most of those are pretty rudimentary.

Erickson was the first English language historian to be granted significant access to the Soviet military archives. A History of Nazi Germany. I sent it back because toad was erickdon what I ordered. Open Preview See a Problem?

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

The assessment of the generals and political leaders, as well as of the wranglings within both the Allied and Axis commands, is completely unsparing. These successors are also generally more readable, provide better background material, and even have lots of maps.

Erickson was writing for military professionals who are intimately familiar with the political and military t of the War in the East and who sought a then-groundbreaking synthesis of Soviet military records that Erickson gained access to in the 70s. East Dane Erickwon Men’s Fashion. The Road to Berlin: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade stalinrad in, give it a second life.

And here stalingradd where a weak point of the book, or at least this version, needs to be mentioned: He has shed light on many heretofore murky matters. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I strongly recommend you have a copy of the West Point Atlas or some similarly detailed set of maps available as you read this book, otherwise it’s all to easy to become bewildered and lost amid the multitudionous Soviet place names.


This is “military history,” but when it does step out of that zone, it is interesting; and Erickson offers insights into both protagonists. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This is the companion work to the Road to Berlin by the same author. Bought this as stalnigrad gift for the man who has everything war-related. Be the first to ask a question about The Road to Stalingrad.

Great buy for the war history buff! Everything that went wrong with the Soviet Army was Stalin’s fault, not the fault of the political or economic system underpinning that Army.

There is no mention of the Einsazt-gruppen killing squads who butchered entire villages, or of Jewish life throughout German-occupied Soviet territory. As far as what this book focused upon, it stayed on path with military history and can almost be considered a reference book du Well documented and staligrad but a map of the Soviet Union and prior readings of the war is probably recommended.

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The first of two volumes in John Erickson’s monumental history of the Soviet-German war. Yet there are many rewards. The Road to Stalingrad: John Erickson is meticulous and detailed in his research and given the book was first published in the s during the height of the Cold War the information that John presents is all the more insightful. Burdensome and ponderous at times, though.

Most readers who do not themselves do this for a living will not find this edifying. Some maps would have been helpful stalignrad were none in my edition. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Sep 02, Mikey B.