Marshal Zhukov's Greatest Battles

Marshal Zhukov's Greatest Battles

by Georgi K. Zhukov
     
 

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Considered by some to be the greatest general of World War II, General Georgi Zhukov served as the Chief of Staff of the Soviet High Command, leading Soviet troops against Germans in key battles of the war. In his account of four major campaigns in the war—the defense of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk, and the advance on Berlin—Zhukov describes his

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Considered by some to be the greatest general of World War II, General Georgi Zhukov served as the Chief of Staff of the Soviet High Command, leading Soviet troops against Germans in key battles of the war. In his account of four major campaigns in the war—the defense of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk, and the advance on Berlin—Zhukov describes his experiences preparing for German attacks, organizing counter-strikes, assessing the enemy, and issuing the orders that pushed the front west, towards Germany's capital. Zhukov also tells of his extensive arguments with Stalin during the war, and the political alliances and rivalries among the U. S. S. R.'s generals throughout the conflict.

Editorial Reviews

The Economist
For anyone seriously interested in the history of the second world war it is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the very few books… that are of crucial importance.
The New York Times
Probably the single most important memoir by a Russian military leader to reach the general public in the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815410980
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Georgi K. Zhukov (1896-1974) was one of the most important Soviet military commanders of the twentieth century. Harrison E. Salisbury (1908-1993) was the author of Black Night, White Snow and The 900 Days. David M. Glantz, editor of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, lives in Carlisle, PA, near Harrisburg.

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