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

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A riveting account of the origins and development of the German army that breaks through the distortions of conventional military history

Acclaimed for his revisionist history of the German Army in World War I, John Mosier continues his pioneering work in Cross of Iron, offering an intimate portrait of the twentieth-century German army from its inception, through World War...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published May 2006)
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Derek Weese
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
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.
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.
Dec 17, 2010 Steven added it
Another basic overview of how the Germans allowed their military to run wild. Because their political masters encouraged them to.
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