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Cross of Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German War Machine, 1918-1945

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"In smooth, economical prose, [Mosier] incorporates a number of thought-provoking insights and hypotheses . . . This is a stimulating overview of a war machine." —Publishers Weekly

World War I has inspired a vast mythology of bravery and carnage that has fascinated readers for decades. Now acclaimed military historian John Mosier demystifies the strategic and tactical aspec
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Holt Paperbacks (first published May 2006)
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Derek Weese
Aug 13, 2011 Derek Weese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Mosier is a revisionist historian. Revisionist historians are generally hated people by 'regular' historians for two main reasons: 1 a revisionist forces a regular historian to either defend their theories (which is hard work) or actually forces them to re-think much of what they themselves have previously studied and 2, by the very nature of the controversy that a revisionist historian creates, they sell more books and in the short term make much, much more money than a regular historian. ...more
John
May 14, 2011 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moiser shares many interesting theories concerning WWII that have not been accepted or offered in standard histories of the war. Most of them make a lot of sense. A worthwhile read for anyone that wants to challenge tier perceptions of the War in Europe and the German Military. His rejection of the many of the "truths" of both wars are on solid foundations.
Gregory
May 31, 2011 Gregory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and sensible revision of German military history and results prior to and during WWII. This is a perspective that I have not read before and worth it to those interested in either the war or the German military.
Steven
Another basic overview of how the Germans allowed their military to run wild. Because their political masters encouraged them to.
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Sep 26, 2014 Jur marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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