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The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944 (Modern War Studies) Hardcover – November 25, 2002


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  • Series: Modern War Studies
  • Hardcover: 684 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas; y First edition edition (November 25, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700612084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700612086
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An original and important contribution not only to the battle for Leningrad but also to a wider understanding of the Great Patriotic War. Drawing upon previously unavailable or neglected Soviet and German sources, it provides a major corrective to the shortcomings of previous accounts and will stand as a significant and durable achievement on a subject that continues to fascinate." John Erickson, Author Of The Road To Stalingrad; "An outstanding contribution to the study of the Second World War as it was fought on the Eastern Front." Malcolm Mackintosh, Author Of Juggernauti A History Of Soviet Armed Forces; "An exceptional work on one of the great campaigns of World War II," James S. Corum, Author Of The Roots Of Blitzkrieg And The Luftwaffe

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"An original and important contribution not only to the battle for Leningrad but also to a wider understanding of the Great Patriotic War. Drawing upon previously unavailable or neglected Soviet and German sources, it provides a major corrective to the shortcomings of previous accounts and will stand as a significant and durable achievement on a subject that continues to fascinate."-—John Erickson, author of The Road to Stalingrad

"An outstanding contribution to the study of the Second World War as it was fought on the Eastern Front."—-Malcolm Mackintosh, author of Juggernaut: A History of Soviet Armed Forces

"An exceptional work on one of the great campaigns of World War II."—-James S. Corum, author of The Roots of Blitzkrieg and The Luftwaffe


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David M Glantz is a former US Army intelligence specialist with a unique knowledge of the Russian army and Russian military history. His WHEN TITANS CLASHED is the standard single volume account of the war in Russia.

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The wealth of knowledge gleaned from a David Glantz book is always welcome, but in Leningrad it reaches new highs.
Michael Buck
It would really helped if you have a great interest in the subject matter since if you do not, the book might go unfinished.
lordhoot
This book emphasizes the military operations and glosses over the civilian suffering during the seige of Leningrad.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By 1. on November 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The opening chapters of the Battle for Leningrad describe the desperate counterattacks that the Russians made against the German invaders. According to Glantz these attacks stalled the advance of the German armies and prevented Leningrad and Moscow from capture. The second part of the book descibes the failed Soviet counteratttacks to relieve the city. Glantz believes that these attacks failed because they were dispersed and the Russians falied to combined artillery,air, and infantry effectively. The final section of the book details the lifting of the seige of Leningrad and how the Russians managed to operate more effectively by using deception and cordinating with other fronts in conducting offensive operations. However the Russian adavnce was slow because the terrain around Leningrad does not favor the massive tank armies that Russians usually employed on their offensives, but rather they had to rely upon the infantry to achieve a breakthrough. Glantz concludes his book by stating that although the Leningrad Front was a minor front it made the Germans commit ground forces to Leningrad that could have used to capture Moscow and Stalingrad. This is a book is a detailed military history of the battle and I would reccomend this book to military history buffs, but not your average reader since he or she might get bored and confused with the different army groups and fronts. This book emphasizes the military operations and glosses over the civilian suffering during the seige of Leningrad. If one is interested in the civilian view of the seige of Leningrad. I would reccomend "The People's War," edited by Robert W.Thurston.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By David W. Nicholas on June 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
David M. Glantz is a retired army officer who spent most of the latter part of his career studying the Soviet army. He founded and then headed the army's study group that concentrated on the Soviet army (with the fall of Communism the center now devotes itself to the Russian army, and associated armed forces of nearby countries). He's now retired, and has been producing a book every two or three years on the Soviet army during the Second World War. The present volume is in many ways his most ambitious, an attempt to retell the whole of the battle of Leningrad, from the initial German attempts to capture the city through the lifting of the blockade almost three years later.
Glantz has several strengths as a historian, and a few weaknesses. His principal strength, and this can't be overstated, is his access to Soviet archives that no one else has gotten into since the war ended. One of his previous books, Zhukov's Greatest Defeat, recounts a large battle on the Eastern front in late 1942 that doesn't appear in many histories of World War II, because the Soviets successfully suppressed knowledge of it. There aren't any whoppers of that magnitude here, but there is a wealth of detail concerning operations, intentions, and forces that hasn't appeared elsewhere.
On the other hand, Glantz isn't Hemingway, or even Harrison Salisbury. His prose is rather wooden, and workmanlike, fine for retelling a story of a battle, but not much as literature. It's OK for the first 300 pages, but this book stretches to 470 pages of text, and it gets a little wearing. In other words, if you aren't *very* interested in the subject, I would recommend going elsewhere.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
David Glantz has achieved a reputation as a foremost scholar on the Soviet Red Army and its operations during World War II. He has achieved this reputation because of his meticulous research of the once unreachable Soviet archives and the use of his findings in those archives to write a number of books on the famous (and not so famous) campaigns of the Eastern Front. Glantz's heavy use of Soviet research materials to write his books results in their emphasizing the Soviet viewpoint. Thus, his books often contrast greatly with the East Front works of other western historians who often based their research almost entirely on the much more accessible German sources, which Glantz believes are as tainted by self-service and selective memory as the official Soviet account were by communist propaganda. By delving into the Soviet archives and developing a picture of how the Soviets really viewed "The Great Patriotic War," Glantz has been able to present a much clearer view of that struggle than was possible before the fall of the USSR.
Glantz is a thorough researcher and his books often show that a lot of what we knew about the East Front just wasn't true because much of it was tainted by German apologia and Soviet propaganda. By cutting through the myths, Glantz has made his mark as one of the preeminent historians on the East Front. However, unfortunately, he is a dull, dull, DULL writer!
"The Battle of Leningrad" has all of Glantz's trademarks: detailed research, a straight narrative of the campaign told mainly from the Soviet viewpoint, and a mindnumbing writing style.
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