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The Resource Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II, Dennis E. Showalter, (electronic resource)

Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II, Dennis E. Showalter, (electronic resource)

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Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II
Title
Armor and blood
Title remainder
the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Dennis E. Showalter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of America's most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the greatest tank battle of World War II-- an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the Soviet Red Army against the awesome might of the Nazi Wehrmacht. While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados, it has been unjustly overlooked by historians. Drawing on the masses of new information made available by the opening of the Russian military archives, Dennis Showalter at last corrects that error. This battle was the critical turning point on World War II's Eastern Front. In the aftermath of the Red Army's brutal repulse of the Germans at Stalingrad, the stakes could not have been higher. More than three million men and eight thousand tanks met in the heart of the Soviet Union, some four hundred miles south of Moscow, in an encounter that both sides knew would reshape the war. The adversaries were at the peak of their respective powers. On both sides, the generals and the dictators they served were in agreement on where, why, and how to fight. The result was a furious death grapple between two of history's most formidable fighting forces-- a battle that might possibly have been the greatest of all time. In Armor and Blood, Showalter re-creates every aspect of this dramatic struggle. He offers expert perspective on strategy and tactics at the highest levels, from the halls of power in Moscow and Berlin to the battlefield command posts on both sides. But it is the author's exploration of the human dimension of armored combat that truly distinguishes this book. In the classic tradition of John Keegan's The Face of Battle, Showalter's narrative crackles with insight into the unique dynamics of tank warfare-- its effect on men's minds as well as their bodies. Scrupulously researched, exhaustively documented, and vividly illustrated, this book is a chilling testament to man's ability to build and to destroy. When the dust settled, the field at Kursk was nothing more than a wasteland of steel carcasses, dead soldiers, and smoking debris. The Soviet victory ended German hopes of restoring their position on the Eastern Front, and put the Red Army on the road to Berlin" -- from publisher's web site
Summary
An account of the World War II tank battle reveals the high stakes that rendered it a pivotal conflict, exploring the strategies and agendas of leaders on both sides and how the battle's outcome shaped the rest of the war
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175389
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.542735
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Battle of Kursk, July 1943
Label
Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II, Dennis E. Showalter, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=67687FED-6BA7-49F0-AE6F-5E6C8DED0158
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn856525019
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812994650
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67687FED-6BA7-49F0-AE6F-5E6C8DED0158
System control number
(OCoLC)856525019
Label
Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II, Dennis E. Showalter, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=67687FED-6BA7-49F0-AE6F-5E6C8DED0158
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn856525019
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812994650
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67687FED-6BA7-49F0-AE6F-5E6C8DED0158
System control number
(OCoLC)856525019

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