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Strong on background and big picture but harder to follow on details.
on 7 December 2014
I needed a basic introduction to this battle and had not read any other books on it. Showalter does a very good job placing Kursk in context, explaining why the battle came about and what its consequences were. However, I was disappointed in the detailed description of the action, specifically with the maps. There aren't enough maps and the text mentions many place names that can't be found on them - this makes the narrative hard to follow in places.