Brusilov Offensive

Brusilov Offensive

by Timothy C. Dowling
     
 


An important battle and turning point on the Eastern Front during World War ISee more details below

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An important battle and turning point on the Eastern Front during World War I

Editorial Reviews

The Journal fo the Western Front Association U.S. Branch

"This is a fine, detailed history of Russia's most spectacularly sucessful offensive of the Great War and a welcome addition to the short shelf of English Language treatments of the Eastern Front in WWI." —The Journal fo the Western Front Association U.S. Branch, August 2008

H-German
"... Dowling's work represents a significant contribution to a critical theater of the First World War that is only beginning to receive the attention it merits." —Jeffrey R. Smith, Northwestern State University, H-German, March 2009

— Jeffrey R. Smith, Northwestern State University

Military Heritage

"... Timothy Dowling, a specialist in German and Russian history, provides a welcome new perspective on World War I and the fighting on the much-neglected Eastern Front." —Military Heritage, April 2009

Choice

"Dowling... presents a balanced account of this offensive that is especially valuable because he uses materials from the Austrian State Archive to illuminate the actions of the Central Powers. The author's focus is squarely on the military aspects of this campaign." —Choice, July 2009

War in History

"Dowling provides a superb day-by-day account of the offensive itself, which fills a clear gap that has existed until now for an English-language operational history of the Russian army's most successful offensive in the First World War." —War in History, Vol. 16 no. 4 (2009)

German Studies Review

"Dowling has produced a much needed examination of the Brusilov Offensive, restoring it to a place of importance alongside Verdun and the Somme, while reminding us that Brusilov deserves a position in the ranks with Foch, Petain, Ludendorff, and Haig." —German Studies Review, October 2009

Central European History

"Dowling has written a fine and important book, one that forces us to reconsider our view of the Russian army in World War I, and one that any student of the war can rad with profit." —Central European History, Vol. 42, 2009

Military Review

"Suprisingly little is written about the Eastern Front of the war. This book helps reduce the deficit in World War I literature by focusing on probably the worst combat crisis faced by Austria-Hungary and Germany on the front with Russia. Dowling's well-written book gives insight into Imperial Russia's most outstanding World War I commander, Alexsei Brusilov... He uses extensive sources and is objective in his handling of all involved parties... The book wholeheartedly deserves a place on the shelves of those interested in great commanders as well as all students of World War I and the Imperial Russian Army." —Military Review, January-February 2010

Slavonic and East European Review

"Dowling offers a useful addition to the literature on the military history of the Eastern Front during the First World War that should prove of value not only to military historians but also to others interested in fleshing out an often overlooked military historical context for the revolutionary upheavals of 1917." —Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 88.4, October 2010

Marie Stolberg

"In an innovative examination of Russia's tactics on the Eastern Front, Dowling puts the 'Brusilov Enigma' into the context of the zeitgeist of World War I. A truly novel perspective on one of the most intriguing battles of World War I. —Ev" —Marie Stolberg, Institute of Russian History, University of Bonn

H-German - Jeffrey R. Smith

"... Dowling's work represents a significant contribution to a critical theater of the First World War that is only beginning to receive the attention it merits." —Jeffrey R. Smith, Northwestern State University, H-German, March 2009

From the Publisher

"Dowling provides a superb day-by-day account of the offensive itself, which fills a clear gap that has existed until now for an English-language operational history of the Russian army's most successful offensive in the First World War." —War in History, Vol. 16 no. 4 (2009)

"Dowling has produced a much needed examination of the Brusilov Offensive, restoring it to a place of importance alongside Verdun and the Somme, while reminding us that Brusilov deserves a position in the ranks with Foch, Petain, Ludendorff, and Haig." —German Studies Review, October 2009

"Dowling offers a useful addition to the literature on the military history of the Eastern Front during the First World War that should prove of value not only to military historians but also to others interested in fleshing out an often overlooked military historical context for the revolutionary upheavals of 1917." —Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 88.4, October 2010

"Suprisingly little is written about the Eastern Front of the war. This book helps reduce the deficit in World War I literature by focusing on probably the worst combat crisis faced by Austria-Hungary and Germany on the front with Russia. Dowling's well-written book gives insight into Imperial Russia's most outstanding World War I commander, Alexsei Brusilov... He uses extensive sources and is objective in his handling of all involved parties... The book wholeheartedly deserves a place on the shelves of those interested in great commanders as well as all students of World War I and the Imperial Russian Army." —Military Review, January-February 2010

"In an innovative examination of Russia's tactics on the Eastern Front, Dowling puts the 'Brusilov Enigma' into the context of the zeitgeist of World War I. A truly novel perspective on one of the most intriguing battles of World War I. —Ev" —Marie Stolberg, Institute of Russian History, University of Bonn

"Dowling has written a fine and important book, one that forces us to reconsider our view of the Russian army in World War I, and one that any student of the war can rad with profit." —Central European History, Vol. 42, 2009

"... Timothy Dowling, a specialist in German and Russian history, provides a welcome new perspective on World War I and the fighting on the much-neglected Eastern Front." —Military Heritage, April 2009

SLAVIC REVIEW

"[T]his book is a welcome addition to the literature...." —SLAVIC REVIEW

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351302
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Twentieth-Century Battles Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
325,248
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.90(d)

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