This book is heavy reading, and not one you'll blow through in a day or two. It is a serious history that provides a detailed blow by blow description of the actions of the 24th Panzer Division during the battle of Stalingrad. One reviewer was critical of this book saying something to the effect of it presenting data for data's sake, and contending that this was not history. I have to disagree. This book is a history in which you are presented with the facts and left to draw your own conclusions. Each day is covered in its own chapter with some chapters longer than others depending on how heavily engaged the division was on that day. Each chapter follows a similar organizational style. The reader is presented with the situation, the unit's mission and how it was task organized, and then with an account of how the day's action unfolded. The accounts are interspersed with first hand accounts and official entries from unit diaries or award citations. Each chapter closes with a summary of enemy killed or captured and the 24th Panzer's casualties. In many cases the German casualties are documented in the form of name, rank, and unit of the fallen soldier. As you read through the book you really get a sense of how the unit was relentlessly ground down as the fighting went on. I think what the other reviewer found lacking in this book was the absence of some kind of unifying thesis. He is right in that the author is not trying to prove some point or further some agenda. The author's sole purpose was to recount a series of events, and I think he does that admirably.
For people like me who also build model tanks this book is a treasure trove of pictures. There were several pictures that I had never seen before of not only German armor, but also Russian armor as well.
In summary, this book is a very detailed account of one unit's experiences during the battle of Stalingrad. It is serious history, and not a "coffee table" book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have plans to purchase this author's other books.