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 book would be facinating to read if one did not know the outcome of the war. Sep 07, Dr.

Please try again later. And finally, they all focus on other more modern sources from German and SSR sources above and beyond the archives used by Erickson. Stephen Webster rated it really liked it Oct 29, Erickson indicates a political lesson for the West: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Read reviews that mention road to berlin eastern front military history soviet union second volume world war john erickson german eoad detail hitler stalin political sources available barbarossa complete research atlas commanders.

The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin`s War with Germany

John Erickson is meticulous and detailed in his research and tto the book was first published in the s during the height of the Cold War the information that John presents is all the salingrad insightful. Also very little is said on the barbaric treatment meted out by Soviet troops once they entered “liberated zones.

Stalin’s Russia was not only unprepared for this colossal conflict with the German armies, it was incompetently led. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. What makes this book interesting is that it also ot the inner workings of the Soviet Army and high command, the build-up to the partisan war, and the evacuation of the factories.


The climax, the grinding battle for Stalingrad, leaves the Red Army poised for its majestic counter-offensive, Operation Uranus, discovering it had ‘caught a tiger by the tail’. You will know where Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad are located. A new paperback version of the first volume in John Erickson’s monumental, critically acclaimed history of the Soviet-German war. Erickson quite rightly presents in his unglamorous tedious way an important contrary theory; mainly that the Soviet Army won by tactical and strategic excellence, by superior resource management, and by the competence and experience of its generals.

But much like the first volume there is a blur of details, i. The assessment of the generals and political leaders, as well as of the wranglings within both the Allied and Axis commands, is completely unsparing. Mar 09, Chris Watson rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The worst of his cronies was perhaps Voroshilov, who opposed mechanization of the armed forces, but the ultimate blame was Stalin’s; like a local mufti, he hoped to buy off Hitler with gifts, and continued to deliver raw materials to Germany even after Operation Barbarossa was launched against the USSR.

Those wishing a general history of the conflict can look to Overy’s “Russia’s War”. See and discover other items: Ships from and sold by Wordery Specialist.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Download Image Download Image. Kefka rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Erickson is the autheor behind the Military Channel documentaries of the same name “road to berlin” he passed away recently. Pages with related products.

Erickson examines the army purges, the Finnish war humiliation, and the hideous failure of Stalin to prepare for or even accept the possibility of a Nazi attack; the book thus penetrates the provincial paranoia of Stalin and his confidants, many of whom he disastrously deployed as military commanders.

Bought this as a gift for the man who has everything war-related. Prior, I feel, the author has a hard time distinguishing the trees from the forest and the forest from the trees. One let down is the complete lack of maps.

The research alone is breathtaking. Finally, Erickson has more or less adopted the institutional perspective of the archives he used and ericksno view of his Soviet military hosts.

THE ROAD TO STALINGRAD by John Erickson | Kirkus Reviews

Tk were punished for giving up their positions, which were actually untenable, or they died trying. Please provide an email address. You also will not find virtually any maps.

So an atlas I found photocopies of the Times Comprehensive more convenient is essential. Close cookie policy overlay.