At the outset, I feel obligated to acknowledge that I am unqualified to determine to what extent Michael J. Jones's and Antony Beevor's accounts of the Battle of Stalingrad are...and are not...accurate, nor have I read any of Beevor's books. The remarks that follow focus entirely on Jones's book and explain why I hold it in such high regard. Briefly, here are some facts that help to establish the context for the account that Jones provides. After Germany and the Axis powers invaded the Soviet Union … more
I've been anticipating this book for a few months now. I am in touch with a few authors who told me about the upcoming publishing of it and the fact that both helped Jones prepare it made me aware that this would be something worth looking into. I was not disappointed. It still amazes me that almost two decades after the Soviet Union has disappeared myths, half truths, and events taken out of context still exist regarding the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the most famous and widely written about … more
What's your opinion on Stalingrad - How the Red Army Triumphed?