The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany, Volume One

Paperback | June 10, 1999

byJohn Erickson

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In this first volume of John Erickson’s monumental history of the grueling Soviet-German war of 1941–1945, the author takes us from the pre-invasion Soviet Union, with its inept command structures and strategic delusions, to the humiliating retreats of Soviet armies before the Barbarossa onslaught, to the climactic, grinding battle for Stalingrad that left the Red Army poised for its majestic counteroffensive.

“Erickson. . . has written the outstanding history of the Soviet-German war in English, or, for that matter, any language. The research alone is breathtaking. Erickson has mastered all the Russian sources and compared them with the German records. . . . He has shed light on many heretofore murky matters.”—Reid Beddow, Washington Post Book World

“Masterly. . . . A vividly detailed yet comprehensive account of the decisive Eastern-front battleground.”—Christopher Hudson, London Evening Standard

“The outstanding book on the Soviet war in any language.”—A. J. P. Taylor, Observer

“This authoritative book by a first-class military historian is easily read.”—Philip Warner, Daily Telegraph

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Return to the gruesome battles of World War II between Germany and Russia in this first volume about the war. You’ll experience Russia before Germany invaded and understand how its disorganization contributed to its downfall. The Road To Stalingrad, by John Erickson, follows Russia’s continuing defeats and retreats, until the turning p...

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In this first volume of John Erickson’s monumental history of the grueling Soviet-German war of 1941–1945, the author takes us from the pre-invasion Soviet Union, with its inept command structures and strategic delusions, to the humiliating retreats of Soviet armies before the Barbarossa onslaught, to the climactic, grinding battle for...

John Erickson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, an internationally renowned lecturer, writer, & broadcaster on Russian & German history & the author of "War with Germany", a groundbreaking addition to military history that has not been out of print since its first publication more than twenty years ago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:606 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.15 inPublished:June 10, 1999Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300078129

ISBN - 13:9780300078121

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Return to the gruesome battles of World War II between Germany and Russia in this first volume about the war. You’ll experience Russia before Germany invaded and understand how its disorganization contributed to its downfall. The Road To Stalingrad, by John Erickson, follows Russia’s continuing defeats and retreats, until the turning point at Stalingrad where the Red Army regrouped and prepared for revenge.