"At last we have here a concise and balanced account of a major German figure in World War II whose memoirs have simultaneously informed and seriously misled many historians and textbook writers. Professor Hart’s work should set straight the prior accounts of important events before and during the war."
"Russell Hart has helped restore balance to our understanding of Guderian, who wanted the world to see his military genius without asking embarrassing questions about his miscalculations, the cause for which he fought, or the other officers who contributed to his greatness. This book is a much-needed corrective to the hagiography that has been so prevalent up to now."
"Russell Hart, in a concise, meticulously researched, highly readable, and provocative new biography, has taken a fresh look at the legend. While giving due credit to Guderian's accomplishments as an organizer and operational commander, Hart convincingly demonstrates that much of Guderian's reputation as an innovator has been inflated or fabricated."
"This short biography is an excellent and highly readable book that highlights the complexity and controversy of an innovator of armored tactics, while questioning his methods of wanting to prove his combat theories right at any cost."
“This work, part of Potomac Books’ excellent Military Profiles series, is a balanced and concise study of a complex German soldier.”