The Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. DowlingThe Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling

The Brusilov Offensive

byTimothy C. Dowling

Hardcover | June 18, 2008

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In the summer of 1915, the Central Powers launched an offensive on the Eastern Front that they hoped would decide the war. It did not, of course. In June 1916, an Allied army under the command of Aleksei A. Brusilov decimated the Central Powers' gains of 1915. Brusilov's success brought Romania into the war, extinguished the offensive ability of the Habsburg armies, and forced Austria-Hungary into military dependence on and political subservience to Germany. The results were astonishing in military terms, but the political consequences were perhaps even more significant. More than any other action, the Brusilov Offensive brought the Habsburg Empire to the brink of a separate peace, while creating conditions for revolution within the Russian Imperial Army. Timothy C. Dowling tells the story of this important but little-known battle in the military and political history of the Eastern Front.

Timothy C. Dowling taught at the Vienna International School in Austria before taking an appointment at the Virginia Military Institute in 2001. A specialist in modern German and Russian history, he is the editor of two volumes of personal perspectives on the world wars. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.
Title:The Brusilov OffensiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 18, 2008Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253351308

ISBN - 13:9780253351302


Table of Contents

List of Maps
A Brief Biography of Aleksei A. Brusilov

1. Russia in the First World War
2. Making Preparations
3. The Offensive Begins
4. Stalemate and Renewal
5. A Tale of North and South
6. The Offensive Shatters
7. Consequences


Editorial Reviews

[T]his book is a welcome addition to the literature . . . .68.4 Winter 2009