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    DescriptionImmense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed (at Prokhorovka) one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses-including nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German casualties-within the first ten days of fighting. Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer the definitive work on arguably the greatest battle of World War II. Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, Glantz and House separate myth from fact to show what really happened at Kursk and how it affected the outcome of the war. Their access to newly released Soviet archival material adds unprecedented detail to what is known about this legendary conflict, enabling them to reconstruct events from both perspectives and describe combat down to the tactical level. The Battle of Kursk takes readers behind Soviet lines for the first time to discover what the Red Army knew about the plans for Hitler's offensive (Operation Citadel), relive tank warfare and hand-to-hand combat, and learn how the tide of battle turned. Its vivid portrayals of fighting in all critical sectors place the famous tank battle in its proper context. Prokhorovka here is not a well-organized set piece but a confused series of engagements and hasty attacks, with each side committing its forces piecemeal. Glantz and House's fresh interpretations demolish many of the myths that suggest Hitler might have triumphed if Operation Citadel had been conducted differently. Their account is the first to provide accurate figures of combat strengths and losses, and it includes 32 maps that clarify troop and tank movements. Shrouded in obscurity and speculation for more than half a century, the Battle of Kursk finally gets its due in this dramatic retelling of the confrontation that marked the turning point of the war on the Eastern Front and brought Hitler's blitzkrieg to a crashing halt.


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    Title
    The Battle of Kursk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David M. Glantz, By (author) Jonathan M House
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 492
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 785 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780700613359
    ISBN 10: 0700613358
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 940.5421
    DC21: 940.5421735
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 940.5421735
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    University Press of Kansas
    Imprint name
    University Press of Kansas
    Publication date
    31 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Kansas
    Review quote
    "A good read. Looks at the traditional approach to Kursk and provides another well-founded interpretation of the battle."