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4.0 out of 5 stars
Good, but a confusion, 5 Sept. 2004
I very much enjoy examinations of military history, and did find this book to convey much of the detail (including the horror) of the battle for Stalingrad. However, I think that the book did not really display a true historians perspective of the time, and instead read more like a novel than an historical review of information. I also felt that there was insufficient information on the wider implications of the failure of the Germans to capture Stalingrad, and little about the overall impact the battle had on the outcome of the war. Compared to something written by, say, Martin Middlebrook, I thought this was lacking. Overall, recommended, but approach with caution.