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

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

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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
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Order of battle, Operation Citadel -- Genesis -- Preparations -- Strike -- Grapple -- Decisions -- Hard pounding -- Crossovers -- Watersheds
Control code
821271469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 345 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781400066773
Lccn
2012047086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)821271469
Label
Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II, Dennis E. Showalter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Order of battle, Operation Citadel -- Genesis -- Preparations -- Strike -- Grapple -- Decisions -- Hard pounding -- Crossovers -- Watersheds
Control code
821271469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 345 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781400066773
Lccn
2012047086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)821271469

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