I would highly recommend this book. Of 300,000 German soldiers trapped in the Stalingrad pocket only 91,000 were alive when they were finally overun by the Russians. Of these only 5000 made in back to Germany years after the war ended. The author was one of those survivors, who at the time was a junior officer. If you are aware of this particular battle, this book has plenty of fresh material to make it worth getting. If you have never heard of Stalingrad this is as good an introduction as any other. The fact that it was written by someone who was there makes it a powerful read.