The Road to Stalingrad

Stalin`s War with Germany, Volume One

John Erickson

View Inside Price: $52.00


June 10, 1999
606 pages, 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780300078121
Paper

In this first volume of John Erickson’s monumental history of the grueling Soviet-German war of 1941–1945, the author takes us from the pre-invasion Soviet Union, with its inept command structures and strategic delusions, to the humiliating retreats of Soviet armies before the Barbarossa onslaught, to the climactic, grinding battle for Stalingrad that left the Red Army poised for its majestic counteroffensive.

“Erickson. . . has written the outstanding history of the Soviet-German war in English, or, for that matter, any language. The research alone is breathtaking. Erickson has mastered all the Russian sources and compared them with the German records. . . . He has shed light on many heretofore murky matters.”—Reid Beddow, Washington Post Book World

“Masterly. . . . A vividly detailed yet comprehensive account of the decisive Eastern-front battleground.”—Christopher Hudson, London Evening Standard

“The outstanding book on the Soviet war in any language.”—A. J. P. Taylor, Observer

“This authoritative book by a first-class military historian is easily read.”—Philip Warner, Daily Telegraph

John Erickson is professor of politics and director of Defence Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

A selection of the Military Book Club

"Erickson . . . has written the outstanding history of the Soviet-German war in English, or, for that matter, any language. The research alone is breathtaking. Erickson has mastered all the Russian sources and compared them with the German records. . . . He has shed light on many heretofore murky matters."—Reid Beddow, Washington Post Book World






"Masterly. . . . A vividly detailed yet comprehensive account of the decisive Eastern-front battleground."—Christopher Hudson, London Evening Standard

"The outstanding book on the Soviet war in any language."—A. J. P. Taylor, Observer

"This authoritative book by a first-class military historian is easily read."—Philip Warner, Daily Telegraph







“This reprint is the second volume of the classic military history of the German-Russian front in World War II.”—Michael Pollastro, Public Library Association

Selected as an "Outstanding" title in the 1999 Association of American University Presses (AAUP) University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries

Sales Restrictions: For sale in the U.S. and its dependencies, and the Philippine Republic only