The Battle of Kursk

↠ The Battle of Kursk ✓ David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House - The Battle of Kursk, The Battle of Kursk Immense in scope ferocious in nature and epic in consequence the Battle of Kursk witnessed at Prokhorovka one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses including

  • Title: The Battle of Kursk
  • Author: David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House
  • ISBN: 9780700609789
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover

↠ The Battle of Kursk ✓ David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House, The Battle of Kursk, David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House, The Battle of Kursk Immense in scope ferocious in nature and epic in consequence the Battle of Kursk witnessed at Prokhorovka one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses including nearly Soviet and German casualties within the first ten days of fighting Going well beyond all previous accounts David Glantz and Jonathan House now offerImmense ↠ The Battle of Kursk ✓ David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House - The Battle of Kursk, The Battle of Kursk Immense in scope ferocious in nature and epic in consequence the Battle of Kursk witnessed at Prokhorovka one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses including

  • ↠ The Battle of Kursk ✓ David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House
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The Battle of Kursk

About "David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House"

  1. David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House

    David M Glantz is an American military historian and the editor of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies.Glantz received degrees in history from the Virginia Military Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a graduate of the U.S Army Command and General Staff College, Defense Language Institute, Institute for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and U.S Army War College He entered active service with the United States Army in 1963.He began his military career in 1963 as a field artillery officer from 1965 to 1969, and served in various assignments in the United States, and in Vietnam during the Vietnam War with the II Field Force Fire Support Coordination Element FSCE at the Plantation in Long Binh.After teaching history at the United States Military Academy from 1969 through 1973, he completed the army s Soviet foreign area specialist program and became chief of Estimates in US Army Europe s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence USAREUR ODCSI from 1977 to 1979 Upon his return to the United States in 1979, he became chief of research at the Army s newly formed Combat Studies Institute CSI at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from 1979 to 1983 and then Director of Soviet Army Operations at the Center for Land Warfare, U.S Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from 1983 to 1986 While at the College, Col Glantz was instrumental in conducting the annual Art of War symposia which produced the best analysis of the conduct of operations on the Eastern Front during the Second World War in English to date The symposia included attendance of a number of former German participants in the operations, and resulted in publication of the seminal transcripts of proceedings Returning to Fort Leavenworth in 1986, he helped found and later directed the U.S Army s Soviet later Foreign Military Studies Office FMSO , where he remained until his retirement in 1993 with the rank of Colonel.In 1993, while at FMSO, he established The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, a scholarly journal for which he still serves as chief editor, that covers military affairs in the states of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the former Soviet Union.A member of the Russian Federation s Academy of Natural Sciences, he has written or co authored than twenty commercially published books, over sixty self published studies and atlases, and over one hundred articles dealing with the history of the Red Soviet Army, Soviet military strategy, operational art, and tactics, Soviet airborne operations, intelligence, and deception, and other topics related to World War II In recognition of his work, he has received several awards, including the Society of Military History s prestigious Samuel Eliot Morrison Prize for his contributions to the study of military history.Glantz is regarded by many as one of the best western military historians of the Soviet role in World War II 1 He is perhaps most associated with the thesis that World War II Soviet military history has been prejudiced in the West by its over reliance on German oral and printed sources, without being balanced by a similar examination of Soviet source material A complete version of this thesis can be found in his paper The Failures of Historiography Forgotten Battles of the German Soviet War 1941 1945 Despite his acknowledged expertise, Glantz has occasionally been criticized for his stylistic choices, such as inventing specific thoughts and feelings of historical figures without reference to documented sources.Glantz is also known as an opponent of Viktor Suvorov s thesis, which he endeavored to rebut with the book Stumbling Colossus.He lives with his wife Mary Ann Glantz in Carlisle, Pennsylvania The Glantzes daughter Mary E Glantz, also a historian, has written FDR And The Soviet Union The President s Battles Over Forei


  1. The Battle of Kursk was a decisive Nazi Soviet tank battle at Prokhorovka, which went on for days, wreaked massive destruction on both sides, and turned the tides of the war from then on the Nazi army was in retreat, with the Soviets hot on their heels This was one of those books that fascinate you and make you want to tear out all your hair at the same time This is because the maneuvers are described in excruciating detail Like this Although the 170th Tank Brigade lost its commander and as many [...]

  2. This is a typical Glantz book very heavy on details, to the point where it becomes difficult to follow, which is why he loses a star I think Glantz is one, along with Jonathan House, of the leading historians of the Soviet Army during World War II The Battle of Kursk is not his best effort, however, it is still very good The book goes into the massive deception effort the Soviets conducted in order to lure the Germans into a massive and extremely well defended salient The Soviets had used numero [...]

  3. There is no denying that this account of Kursk by David Glantz and Jonathan House is extremely well researched The amount of detail is awe inspiring with 165 pages in the appendixes dedicated to OB s, strengths losses, comparative armour strengths and key German Soviet documents The maps, some 32 in all, are very detailed however I must admit that at time they were still hard to read due to the amount of detail The book itself was well presented and the photos were excellent The only fault that [...]

  4. The battle at Kursk was a horrific and bloody battle on the eastern front in the Second World War Huge armies engaged here almost 1 and a half million Soviet troops against many hundreds of thousands of German soldiers The German leadership hoped to snuff out the Soviet salient at Kursk and buy time against the Soviet hordes It was also a colossal ard battle Much bloodletting The end result was that the Germans were badly bloodied and the Soviet forces began to take greater initiative.This book [...]

  5. It s what you think a detailed operational history of Kursk There s not much of a thesis here other than the fairly obvious Kursk was a major turning point in the war in that the Nazis were never on the offensive after this, although they didn t have much chance of winning here anyway, and it s hard to imagine what they would have done afterward even if they did The book s major value is less in its overall argumentation than as a corrective to some of the legends that have spring up, particular [...]

  6. The single best researched, deeply engrossing tome on the battle of Kursk, an excellent source for understanding all levels Strategic, Operational, Tactical of that titanic battle A bit dry.

  7. It is always good to remember that the German war aims on the Eastern front going back into WWI, let alone WWII, were to control Eastern Europe and the Ukraine and push the Russians back into Asia As the tide of war on the Eastern front turned after the failures at Moscow and Stalingrad, the German war aims retooled into their core essentials control of the Ukraine as a breadbasket and stabilizing the Russian front in preparation of a two front war with both Russia and the Western alliance It wa [...]

  8. Deep Kursk battle research for those who interested in numbers of division corps army and their relative positions on day by day basis.

  9. There used to be a title called The Tigers are Burning by a raffish old author named Martin Caiden, famous for his co authoring Samurai with Saburo Sakai,the Japanese Zero ace This modern study has detailed all the mistakes attributable to Hitler alone in the delays in Unternamen Zitadelle that allowed the Red Army the time to prepare elaborate defensive rings around the Kursk Salient.Barbarossa,the Battle for Moscow, Stalingrad, Sevastopol, the Battle for the Baku oilfields and this, the migh [...]

  10. Knowing little about Kursk, I found this a fabulous read The German attack plan was titled Citadel The volumn is based entirely on German records and the Soviet records only released since the demise of USSR They have 20 nice pictures of the equipment used One of the events that I found of German thought out side of the box was when they captured a Soviet T 34 tank They turned it around and it led the Germany tanks miles thru of Soviet armor Of course it was dark that July 12, 1943 night So dark [...]

  11. IMO this book is not a general interest book, but a book for those that have read a book or two on the Eastern front during WWII If you are looking into a narrative war book or a general history of Kursk, this might not be the first book I would grab That said, if you are interested in Kursk and are looking for detail, this is the book for you This book contains an impressive amount of detail and research If you are interested in the Russian and or Axis OOB s, detailed numbers and stats this i [...]

  12. Now this on the other hand is like your typical classroom textbook full of endless point by point information However, as dull a read as it can be at times, it does convey the sheer volume of men and machines that went into this most decisive of battles for the Nazis on their Eastern Front and the most epic of ard battles in the history of the world When you realise that in places the Russians had defenses which literally extended over seven miles you begin to graps the enormity of this battle

  13. Glantz proves himself again and still the master of operational history of the Great Patriotic War aka the Eastern Front of World War II Not just an outstanding battle history, but a careful analysis of this key point where the Red Army learned how to stop a blitzkrieg attack, albiet at tremendous cost, and began the series of counterattacks, again at terrible cost, that would only end in Berlin.

  14. Incredible amount of detail in this book on the described conflict Accomplishes what it sets out to do, namely, be the authoritative volume on the Battle of Kursk However, the amount of detail and material makes it difficult to read and take in But if you re looking for a detailed account of the lead up to and fighting in the largest tank battle in human history, this is the book for you.

  15. Comprehensive I had a hard time keeping all the Russian and Nazi armies, fronts, divisions, brigades, and their commanders, straight in my mind and this book has the worst maps I ve ever seen I would give it a fourth star if it was better written and had better maps but it sure did cover Operation Citadel and especially the monumental battle outside Prokhorovka, in exquisite detail.

  16. The definitive work on the pivotal battle of the eastern front in WWII, Glantz and House use Soviet records made available for the first time in the west The result is a microscopically detail oriented account that is readable yet scholarly Must read for anyone studying the War in the East or interested in the Second World War.

  17. An excellent and quick read of the overall battle I also read the detailed history of the Totenkopf division that was based on actual sources and found this book to be very consistent with that overall history If you want a great read to gain a strategic picture of Kursk, this is your book.

  18. Gland does OK, but it is not one of his better works I guess I am looking for a blow by blow down to the regiment and below I wish Jason Mark would take this up and drill down to the unit actions similar to his books on the Leaping Horseman.

  19. Glantz is always interesting to read I ve read a few book on Kursk over the years and think this may be the best Lead up, the battle itself, and the aftermath.

  20. It s a rather interesting book on something that s often overlooked in most Textbooks It was a bit too long for my liking, but I overall still enjoyed it.

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