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3.0 out of 5 stars Disaster is right, 31 July 2010
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This review is from: Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes (Paperback)
I was really looking forward to this book as it would,I thought,throw more light on a battle which,despite the author's claims,has already been covered in several other books. Unfortunatly his style is as dry as dust, assuming that a simple recitation of numerous facts & figures is enough. This book is really hard going & I found my reading & re-reading full passages to try & put them into context of the overall battle. The reader gets no sense of any real narrative & this book left me more confused than when I started. Perhaps a second read will clarify but it won't be anytime soon.
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2011 09:46:15 GMT
S. N. Buxton says:
Got to agree.
Glantz has written numerous books about he Eastern Front all full of facts, but about as gripping as an old style Bolshevik enthusing about the Ukraine's 1955 grain harvest.
Pity really.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2011 16:56:44 GMT
:) Nice to see how you agree on Glantz style. Never the less he is to thank for bringing a lot of information to light. Just wish he was more fun and flowing.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2011 17:11:49 GMT
S. N. Buxton says:
Thanks, and I agree that he has unearthed some facts etc. Trouble is you can only take in so much data when it is delivered in such a mind numbing way. I am hoping to visit Kharkiv next year
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