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The author was able to transmit the bloody horror of this debacle for Charles XII of Sweden. His description of the major players is amazing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mazepa
I have never read a history book as finely detailed as this one. From the descriptions of the weapons and tactics of the era, to naming individual troops and commanders as we... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sean CW Korsgaard
"The Battle That Shook Europe" is for sure the only real definitive account of the Battle of Poltava. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Eric Moss
While I have not finished this book I am about half way through and the presentation and factors this book looks at when it comes to the battle I think is top notch, sound, and... Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Mike
Being very much interested in Russian and military history, this was a book I had been meaning to read. In the end, I'm surprised and very much glad I finally got to it. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by T. Kunikov
The book covers the battle in every detail. The author clearly spent much time and effort to create a very well researched study. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by Sorcerer
Firstly it must be said that this narrative is told from a distinctly Swedish perspective. The Russian forces are largely faceless and there nowhere near the same degree of detail... Read morePublished on September 9, 2006 by Rodney J. Szasz