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Red Thrust: Attack on the Central Front, Soviet Tactics and Capabilities in the 1990s Hardcover – 1989


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Presidio; May be a Book Club edition (1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891413456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891413455
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,205,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven Zaloga is a senior analyst for Teal Group Corp., an aerospace consulting firm. His professional specialization is the commercial and technological aspects of the international trade in missiles, precision guided munitions, and unmanned aerial vehicles. He also serves as an adjunct staff member with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank.

Mr. Zaloga has published numerous books and articles on military technology and military history. His books have been translated into Japanese, German, Polish, Czech, Romanian, and Russian. He has been a special correspondent for "Jane's Intelligence Review" and is on the executive board of the "Journal of Slavic Military Studies". From 1987 through 1992, he was the writer/director for Video Ordnance Inc., preparing their TV series "Firepower" that aired on The Discovery Channel in the US.

Mr. Zaloga was born in 1952 and received his BA in history from Union College, Schenectady, NY. He received an MA in history from Columbia University specializing in modern East European history, and did graduate research and language study at Uniwersitet Jagiellonski in Krakow, Poland.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is the first book I ever picked up dealing the Soviet Army (after World War II) and I was expecting to be at sea with political, organizational and weapons systems I knew nothing about (though I wanted to learn more on). Quite the opposite - disguised as a fictional Soviet Assault into West Germany, this is actually an extremely clear and concise primer on Soviet war making capabilities during the 1990s. The information is fascinating, the format (fictional encounter followed by the rationale and research behind it) is engaging, but the real gem here is Steven Zaloga's writing style! It manages to both not presume knowledge of the subject and at the same time quickly explain and make clear very complex issues. Did I mention how engaging his brief characterizations in the fictional segment were?
Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to add the rest of his works to my Wishlist!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scott bailey on March 29, 2014
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Book on russian tactics during the cold war. Do not know if all these tactics have changed, but most russians believe in brute force for thier offensive capablities. Book is broken down into chapter covering a specific weapon and its employment. From more recent warfare some of these tactics would meet a very bad end with modern smart weapons. Overall good book and good pictures on what the russian expect to fight.
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