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Armageddon in Stalingrad: September - November 1942

(Stalingrad Trilogy #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The German offensive on Stalingrad was originally intended to secure the Wehrmacht's flanks, but it stalled dramatically in the face of Stalin's order: "Not a Step Back!" The Soviets' resulting tenacious defense of the city led to urban warfare for which the Germans were totally unprepared, depriving them of their accustomed maneuverability, overwhelming artillery fire, an ...more
Hardcover, 896 pages
Published November 23rd 2009 by University Press of Kansas (first published October 2009)
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Jeffrey Owens
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Military historical researching and writing of the highest degree of awesomeness! I have previously read David Glantz’s general history of the Eastern Front of World War II, When Titans Clashed, which although very good, has now been absolutely dwarfed by this monumental book that one historian has already stated: “…is not likely to be surpassed.” David Glantz spent twenty years in the U.S. Army as a historian specializing in Soviet history and tactics, and since his retirement has become by far ...more
Luka Novak
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I say "typical Glantz book" you know what to expect. Detailed, well researched work that is hard to read becasue it's not written in "easy" style.

This book starts where previous one ended, with German kampfgruppe at the bank of Volga in northern suburb while rest of 6th Army is bearing down on the city. As I said earlier, the book is very detailed and at first follows indivisual divisions, brigades and regiments then companies and individual platoons taking city districts, streets
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you want operational level detail about the Eastern Front during WWII you go to Glantz... (with House) In each of his books that I’ve read (Stalingrad, Kursk, Kharkov) I’ve come away with a vastly greater understanding of how the battles progressed. I do not have a military background and at times the sheer weight of the numbers (army, corps, division, etc.) thrown out is daunting, but the detail pays off in the end. My mental picture of the battle is always much more clear by the end, and th ...more
Reading Glantz's books is like taking a staff course; you learn a lot but it isn't exactly a fun. The maps could be better in these Stalingrad volumes: they're just 2 color copies of German and Soviet situation maps. All that said, if you want to learn about the Eastern Front in general and about the Stalingrad campaign in particular, than these books are essential. I'm learning so much here.
Pamela Kanooth-tucker
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A book for serious historians only. So detailed it is almost a reference book without a flowing narrative. But for information about the complex, apocalyptic Stalingrad battle it is one of the best.
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This book is a good and meticulously detailed history of November 1942 in Stalingrad.
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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

Other books in the series

Stalingrad Trilogy (5 books)
  • To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942
  • Endgame at Stalingrad: Book One: November 1942
  • Endgame at Stalingrad: Book Two: December 1942 February 1943 the Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 3
  • Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad (Modern War Studies (Hardcover))