The Rzhev Slaughterhouse The Red Army's Forgotten 15-month Campaign against Army Group Center, 1942-1943
Historians consider the Battle of Rzhev "one of the bloodiest in the history of the Great Patriotic War" and "Zhukov's greatest defeat." Veterans called this colossal battle, which continued for a total of 15 months, "the Rzhev slaughterhouse" or "the Massacre," while the German generals named this city "the cornerstone of the Eastern Front" and "the gateway to Berlin." By...more
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published December 2012 by Helion & Company
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This book is an academic tome written by an academic for academia. The author used her thesis for the basis of her book and the tone is one of a thesis being defended. This area of the eastern front has very little written about it so that makes it a welcome addition however just like David Glantz books be ready for a style of writing that is not polished but informative. The author does a good job given you the basics of this big conflict in a very nice package. This book has real good photos a...more