"Fritz has written a top-flight strategic/operational level analysis of the Russo-German War. His text is solid and impeccably supported." Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare
"Of all the hundreds of books on the Russian campaign, Mr. Fritz's is the first I have seen that demonstrates the nexus between mass murder and military operations." Washington Times
"Stephen Fritz brought to his sources his considerable analytical skills and clarity of expression. The product is a very readable consideration of the European war's most important front, and one that expresses a new understanding of its causes and effects." New York Journal of Books
"Fritz seeks to synthesize and build upon earlier scholarship while exclusively focusing on the struggle as seen from Berlin.... Ostkrieg will be a significant addition to any academic library." Choice
"It is truly a magnificent work of military history integrating ideological, economic, political, and military dimensions of this theater of war." Waterline
"Perfect for instructors and students." Teaching History
"[...] [A]n ambitious and impressive synthesis of two vast and often mutually exclusive fields of scholarship: the historiography of the Holocaust and that of the war on the Eastern Front....
[...] [H]e does an admirable job of detailing the operational level of warfare with excellent insights into the strategic and tactical aspects of the war.
[...] Fritz provides an outstanding contribution to the fields of military and Holocaust historiography.
[It] should serve as the starting point for all historians and students of World War II interested in the relationship of war and genocide." Journal of Military History
"Winner of the inaugural U.S. Commission on Military History's Brigadier General James L. Collins Jr. Book Prize in Military History"
"We are given a superb vantage point from which to view how the Nazi regime's obsessions trapped Germany into ultimately fatal dilemmas." Historian
"I found Ostkreig to be one of the most informative and spellbinding reads that I have experienced in a long time. This is a real page turner as I felt myself cheering for the Russian people in their struggle to just survive from day to day." The Lone Star Book Review
"We now have a comprehensive, clearly written and affordable study incorporating recent research on the Eastern front." European History Quarterly
"…an achievement that is likely to be unequaled for some time to come." McCormick Messenger