David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House

The long awaited one-volume campaign history from the leading experts of the decisive clash of Nazi and Soviet forces at Stalingrad; an abridged edition of the five volume Stalingrad Trilogy

Praise for The Stalingrad Trilogy:

“A welcome one-volume distillation of their multi-volume magnum opus’ on the struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in the Second World War.

—Michigan War Studies Review

“As always, Glantz and House have produced a thoroughly researched and detailed account of the Stalingrad campaign that offers cogent analysis of both German and Soviet strengths and weaknesses. In forgetting their original goal, the oil of the Caucasus, the Germans squandered a chance at victory and allowed the increasingly competent Soviet command time to organize an effective resistance. As they demonstrate, Stalingrad might not have been the turning point of the war, but it did mark the point at which it was unlikely Germany could win any sort of war.”

— Stephen G. Fritz, author of Ostkrieg: Hitler’s War of Extermination in the East

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David Glantz has done something that very few historians achieve. He has redefined an entire major subject: The Russo-German War of 1941—1945. His exploration of newly available Russian archive records has made him an unrivaled master of Soviet sources. His command of German material is no less comprehensive. Add to this perceptive insight and balanced judgment, and the result is a series of seminal and massive volumes that come as close as possible to ‘telling it like it was.&’ Glantz has done some of his best work with Jonathan House. The Stalingrad Trilogy is the definitive account of World War II’s turning point.*#8212;World War II

Undoubtedly, the best researched narrative of Soviet-German battle during the period. . . . Thorough, informative, scrupulously accurate, and told with remarkable precision and reliability.—Journal of Military History

Glantz and House have produced seminal studies of major events on the Eastern Front. In terms of research, insight, and revision, this is their best yet [reflecting] an unrivalled access to and mastery of written and human Russian sources on the Great Patriotic War.—Slavic Review

No literature review of the Nazi-Soviet war could be complete without the outstanding work done by David Glantz and Jonathan House. What they have done is illustrate how much more there is to the Battle of Stalingrad and why their more comprehensive account changes our understanding of the campaign. The late John Erickson wrote that the research of Glantz and House reflected an ‘encyclopedic knowledge’ of the Nazi-Soviet war and constituted a benchmark for excellence in the field.—War in History

Glantz and House [have written] the definitive history of the Stalingrad campaign. Their trilogy, backed by meticulous scholarship and refreshingly fair-minded, significantly alters long-accepted views of several important aspects of the campaign. . . . A monumental work that is unlikely to be surpassed as an account of the most important single campaign of the Second World War.—Ewan Mawdlsey, author of Thunder in the East: the Nazi-Soviet War, 1941—1945

About the Author

David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on all five volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler and The Battle of Kursk. A retired U. S. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, 1941–1944; Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, and Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. Professor emeritus of Military History, US Army Command and General Staff College, House is the author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

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