Qty:1
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Save: $11.42 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
To the Gates of Stalingra... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Shepard Media
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Thank you for your consideration in our product. All orders ship next business day and include a tracking number. Cover and pages crisp and clean. No marks. No underlining. No highlighting. Light shelf wear.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $8.75
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942 (Modern War Studies) Hardcover – April 21, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0700616305 ISBN-10: 0700616306 Edition: First Edition

Buy New
Price: $28.53
35 New from $24.99 20 Used from $18.94
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$28.53
$24.99 $18.94
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now
$28.53 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942 (Modern War Studies) + Armageddon in Stalingrad: September-November 1942 (The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 2) (Modern War Studies) + Endgame at Stalingrad: Book Two: December 1942–-February 1943 (Modern War Studies: The Stalingrad, Vol. 3)
Price for all three: $95.33

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A magisterial new survey that draws on a wealth of previously inaccessible Red Army records and will be indispensable reading for all serious students of the battle." Michael K. Jones, author of Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed "In a way never before attempted, Glantz reveals how the battle proceeded through the step-by-step, day-by-day efforts of leaders to plan, supervise, and conduct combat operations amidst the fog of war." Roger R. Reese, author of Red Commanders "Glantz is the world's top scholar of the Soviet-German War." Journal of Military History"

From the Back Cover

"A magisterial new survey that draws on a wealth of previously inaccessible Red Army records and will be indispensable reading for all serious students of the battle."--Michael K. Jones, author of Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed

"In a way never before attempted, Glantz reveals how the battle proceeded through the step-by-step, day-by-day efforts of leaders to plan, supervise, and conduct combat operations amidst the fog of war."--Roger R. Reese, author of Red Commanders

"Glantz is the world's top scholar of the Soviet-German War."--Journal of Military History

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 678 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas; First Edition edition (April 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700616306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700616305
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
58%
4 star
30%
3 star
12%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 43 customer reviews
I highly recommend it for the serious reader.
Dave Schranck
I especially enjoyed the chapter summaries by Glantz and am amazed at the amount of work done to write this book.
TigVI
Chapter six covers the German advance into the Great Bend of the Don River during 23-31 July 1942.
R. A Forczyk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Dave Schranck on May 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I don't usually use superlatives but its hard not to with this book. This book has amazing coverage of the military aspects of the first phases of Operation Blue. The book ends just as the bulk of 6th Army reaches Stalingrad limits where the fighting for the city intensifies. The book is broken down into ten chapters by chronological order and sector. The scale of new information that is presented makes this book a must read for serious students of the war.

The first two chapters state the condition of each army as of the end of January 1942. Both sides were hurting but were determined to regroup and prepare for the spring and summer offensives. The two sides start making plans.
It also gives background info on key commanders on both sides. The appointment to command the 6th Army and his promotion to general was Paulus's first major combat field command. Working under Hitler was not easy but I seriously wonder if it was a mistake for Paulus to be the commander of 6th Army. Manstein or Guderian were available and were certainly more experienced and more aggressive than Paulus. There's much more to say about Paulus's command ability but it will have to wait until the 2nd volume is out.
The third chapter covers preliminary actions that lead up to Operation Blue. The Germans wanted to eliminate several Russian strongpoints that might interfere with the success of Operation Blue. This includes the Crimea, Kharkov, the elimination of the Southwestern Front west of the Oskol River and several smaller engagements. The Germans had inflicted heavy casualties on the retreating Southwestern Front but they had failed to encircle entire armies as they did the prior year. It was an ominous precedent that would haunt Paulus as he nears Stalingrad.
Read more ›
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By David M. Dougherty VINE VOICE on June 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Frankly, this is the best book that Glantz (with House) has written. He/They usually approach Eastern Front operations from the Soviet side, but this one is fairly even-handed.

What makes these volumes so outstanding today is their incorporation of recently released records and materials from the Soviet side as well as the official German history of WWII, "Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg", most specifically, Volume 4, Der Angriff auf die Sowjetunion, with its accompanying maps in a separate binding.

Two factors stand out: that if the German Army was unable to destroy/capture large formations of the Red Army in the summer campaign of 1942 as well as capturing the resources necessary to continue the war (in particular, working or repairable oil fields and refining capacity) then the war was lost, and secondly, not until the fall of 1942 was the Red Army able to effect proper combined arms coordination and develop its combat leadership sufficiently to win battles under non-winter conditions. The first was specifically spelled out in "Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg", and the second in Glantz's publications based on releases from the Russian archives. But here these aspects are presented and developed so as to reach the average reader.

Excepting the victory by Manstein in the Crimea (Operation Bustard Hunt) that was reported by him as a true battle of annihilation (Vernichtungskampf), none of the German victories in 1942 resulted in large numbers of Soviet prisoners as in 1941. The Soviet armies were defeated but not annihilated and were able to fight another day (although the Soviet victories in the fall of 1942 were won by new formations.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By T. Kunikov VINE VOICE on May 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Glantz, a veritable book producing factory, has definitely set a new standard in literature on Stalingrad. This book, the first of three, follows the Wehrmacht after the Moscow-Counter offensive of 1941/1942 through the Soviet Kharkov offensive and into Operation Blau. In doing so Glantz aims to establish three facts that have been glossed over in general histories of both the Eastern Front and the battle for Stalingrad specifically: Soviet forces did not simply retreat when confronted with Army Groups South, and after Army Groups A and B, to take the fight to Stalingrad, as if pre-planned; STAVKA did not abandon the Donbas region to preserve its forces; and the Red Army soldiers that the Sixth army finally met inside Stalingrad were not the same troops who retreated throughout the summer and finally decided, or were forced, to stand and fight. In reality the Red Army put up resistance to German advances from day one. Glantz takes the time to go through many of these operations and point out exactly how much damage Soviet troops were able to inflict on the Wehrmacht and why the Germans were still able to overcome forces that more often than not outnumbered them in either men, artillery, or armor, and sometimes in all three categories. Of personal interest to myself was the chapter on Army Group A's incursion into the Caucasus region. This is an entire campaign long ignored due to the limelight Stalingrad encompasses.

In the end it seems the Red Army was still committing mistakes they should have learned from in 1941; piecemeal attacks by mechanized and tank forces, lack of command and control in the field, failure to institute combined arms operations utilizing artillery, tanks, infantry, engineers, and the air force, etc.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942 (Modern War Studies)
This item: To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942 (Modern War Studies)
Price: $39.95 $28.53
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com