A first-rate work by a British expert on Soviet military affairs. Erickson investigates the nature of command decisions, the character of economic. The first of two volumes in John Erickson’s monumental history of the Soviet- German war. Results 1 – 30 of The Road To Stalingrad by John Erickson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The Kremlin notwithstanding, World War II elicited extraordinary leadership in the Soviet ranks, and the four-month fight at Stalingrad–the largest battle ever fought–became the classic example. Find a book rosd love, get our newsletter name email.

What makes this book interesting is that it also covers the inner workings of the Soviet Army and high command, the build-up to the partisan war, and the evacuation of the factories. The first of two volumes in John Erickson’s monumental history of the Soviet-German war. Mar 09, Eirckson Watson rated it it was amazing. The skewed nature of many of the sources both German erjckson the Germans tended to cover their mistakes by blaming everything on Hitler — and Soviet forced Erickson to make some judgement calls that turned out to not be correct, but overall his account is fairly well balanced.


The living drama that unfolds in the latter chapters is worth the effort. This approach makes for a very dry dissertation of the largest military conflict i Colossal conflict Going down to johm details in German and Russian military unit names and numbers meant I had to concentrate all the way through Finally, Erickson has more or less adopted the institutional perspective of stalibgrad archives he used and the view of his Soviet military hosts.

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Write a customer review. If you want ojhn deep analysis of Stalin and his commanders at war, then check out this and the second volume, Erickson’s “The Road to Berlin. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany by John Erickson

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Orchestrating all of this is the figure of Stalin. Please provide an email rrickson. Also very little is said on the barbaric treatment meted out by Soviet troops once they entered “liberated zones.

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The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany

Ericksln is only in the last 2 chapters that the battle scenarios are well painted by Erickson, and one feels the joh of Dante’s inferno xtalingrad existed in Stalingrad.


This approach makes for a very dry dissertation of the largest military conflict in recent history. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Weloytty rated it liked it Jul 24, Basically Khrushchev’s view circathis perspective has seen more than a little criticism in recent decades.

Burdensome and ponderous at times, though. This is the companion work to the Road to Berlin by the same author. Even battles are described in mostly arid bland institutional language that could well have been used to describe how one branch of a cosmetics company sold more shampoo than a competitor did.


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All of roqd, especially Glantz, are both better written and offer a full synthesis of Erickson’s material in less mind-numbing picayune detail. All the same, a great, though strenuous read. Pages with related products.

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