The Road to Berlin

Stalin`s War with Germany, Volume Two

John Erickson

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June 10, 1999
896 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 9780300078138
Paper

Completing the most comprehensive and authoritative study ever written of the Soviet-German war, John Erickson in this volume tells the vivid and compelling story of the Red Army’s epic struggle to drive the Germans from Russian soil. Beginning with the destruction of the German Army at Stalingrad, he describes a campaign of almost unimaginable hardship and fighting that led to the Soviet invasion of the Reich and the triumphant capture of Berlin.

“Monumental. . . . In the future, no history of the Russo-German war can be written without reference to Erickson’s detailed research and brilliant narrative.”—Steven T. Ross, Naval War College Review

“Erickson is our most eminent expert on Russian military history. . . [and] one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century. There is little doubt that his books will remain the definitive study of this period of Soviet history for the foreseeable future.”—Michael Parrish, American Historical Review

“As close to being the definitive work on Soviet strategy, and the military history, as it is possible to imagine.”—Norman Stone, The Observer

“With unflagging energy Professor Erickson has completed his task with a second volume in every way equal to the first. . . . [He] carries his readers along by the sheer vigour of his style and by his vivid account of the harrowing events with which he has to deal.”—Sunday Times

“This is a book which every thinking soldier and every student of military history simply has to read.”—British Army Review

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

A selection of the Military Book Club and the History Book Club

"Monumental. . . . In the future, no history of the Russo-German war can be written without reference to Erickson’s detailed research and brilliant narrative."—Steven T. Ross, Naval War College Review


"Erickson is our most eminent expert on Russian military history . . . [and] one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century. There is little doubt that his books will remain the definitive study of this period of Soviet history for the foreseeable future."—Michael Parrish, American Historical Review


"As close to being the definitive work on Soviet strategy, and the military history, as it is possible to imagine."—Norman Stone, The Observer


"With unflagging energy Professor Erickson has completed his task with a second volume in every way equal to the first. . . . [He] carries his readers along by the sheer vigour of his style and by his vivid account of the harrowing events with which he has to deal."—Sunday Times

"This is a book which every thinking soldier and every student of military history simply has to read."—British Army Review

“John Erickson’s knowledge of the sources (and not only written) is extraordinary. . . . [T]he book is written with cool passion. . . . [I]t presumes to tell the whole story. Considering the momentousness of the Russo-German War, this almost overwhelming task is accomplished at a very high level of inclusion. Is the book still valid, almost 20 years later? Recent authors, both from the German side and the Russian one, believe that it is. . . . This reviewer agrees.”—Arden Bucholz, Historian

“When it first came out in 1983, reviewers greeted John Erickson’s Road to Berlin with near-unanimous and almost unconditional praise. The book has since become a classic and the place where all scholarship on the Soviet-German war 1943-1945 begins. Today, Erickson’s work is still the only place on can go for a sophisticated description and analysis of a whole range of battles on the Eastern front from the perspective of Soviet sources, and his volume remains the only integrated, one-volume treatment of Stalin’s war after 1943.”—Ruud van Dijk, H-Net Book Review

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

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