Tannenberg: Clash of Empires

Tannenberg: Clash of Empires

by Dennis E. Showalter
     
 
'This book is far more than a combat history. It melds social background, individual personalities, doctrine, grand strategy, military life, communications intelligence, politics, economics, and finally tactical movements to show how the Germans beat the Russians in one of the few decisive battles of World War l-the one that started Russia on the slide to ruin and

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'This book is far more than a combat history. It melds social background, individual personalities, doctrine, grand strategy, military life, communications intelligence, politics, economics, and finally tactical movements to show how the Germans beat the Russians in one of the few decisive battles of World War l-the one that started Russia on the slide to ruin and revolution. And-a rarity in military history-it is a pleasure to read.' David Kahn author of 'The Codebreakers'

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In August 1914, at Tannenberg in East Prussia, the German 8th Army under Hindenburg and Ludendorff won a stunning victory over two Russian armies. In this account of the greatly outnumbered German army's defeat of the Russian forces, Showalter provides a through historical and cultural context; examines the tactical, operational and strategic aspects of this decisive WW I battle; and clears up many of the myths associated with it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780208022523
Publisher:
Shoe String Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.14(d)

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