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    review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Andrew Nagorski Andrew Nagorski Ò 3 review summary The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II This was a solid and readable book suited to the general reader myself included The author provides a good outline of the build up to the German invasion and then the campaign leading to Moscow's edges mixed with anecdotes and uotes from the political leaderships commanders troops and civiliansMy reasoning for three stars is that whilst book is readable and informative Moscow in terms of battle joined in its specific sen

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    [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) This one was a brilliant piece of history and had all the points that I want when reading a book like thisIf you`re interested in the personal drama of a lot of people from the World war II period then this is for you Esp

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    [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) Generally ignored by prosperity certainly considered secondary to Stalingrad when remembering the German clashes with Russia during Operation Barbarossa in his introduction Nagorski calls the battle for Moscow arguably the most important battle of WWII and inarguably the largest battle between two armies of all t

  4. says: summary The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II Andrew Nagorski Ò 3 review [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II)

    [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) A Very enjoyable book and an important one I have to say this one is very let down by its cover which is poorly

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    [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) Solid but a bit rambling and anecdotal Nagorski continuously compares shortcomings of Hitler and Stalin their refusal to listen to

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    summary The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Andrew Nagorski Andrew Nagorski Ò 3 review Putin and his KGB cronies are trying to replicate the Soviet Empire through military action taken against weak neighbors while describing USSRs 1989 collapse as a great moral tragedy This marvelous book sheds light on what another Russian tyrant did in 1941 to save his skin throw any and all conscripted soldiers at the invaders Stalin lost 17 MILLION men in this one battle but Moscow was saved so that he could continue to be reponsible for

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    review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Andrew Nagorski [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) Andrew Nagorski Ò 3 review If you know very little about World War II then this book would be a nice introduction to a crucial battle on the most important front But if you know the outlines of the conflict and the battle then I do not recommend the book There are some nice interviews with survivors and a chapter on a one day panic in Moscow of which I had not heard but otherwise this was very familiar ground And it does only a passable job of analyzing why the Ge

  8. says: [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II)

    [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) The history of the Soviet Union contains great mysteries as many events that did not fall into their desired view was erased as thoroughly as possible by any means necessary An incredible story of the struggles t

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    summary The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) Andrew Nagorski Ò 3 review Completely biased and from what I could suffer through factually incorrect Stalin's essay or Marxism and the Nat

  10. says: [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) Andrew Nagorski Ò 3 review

    [Read] (The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II) review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Andrew Nagorski summary The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II An excellent book on the beginning of the Great Patriotic War the author does a very interesting job in telling the story sometimes he diverts into human interest stories such as the removal of Lenin’s body but it is always interesting and compelling I’ve read dozens of WW2 books but this was still a fresh enough read would definitely recommend

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summary The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II

review The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II 103 Based on previously secret documents and eyewitness testimony this is the shocking account of the most massive and deadliest battle of World War II which ended in Hitler's defeat and changed the course of the war Andrew Nagorski Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief reveals that 25 million of the battle's 7 million troops were killed taken prisoner or severely wounded Stalin and Hitler suandered the lives of their own soldiers by second gues Generally ignored by prosperity certainly considered secondary to Stalingrad when remembering the German clashes with Russia during Operation Barbarossa in his introduction Nagorski calls the battle for Moscow arguably the most important battle of WWII and inarguably the largest battle between two armies of all time 7 million fought up to 25 killed or injuredCertainly the incredible cost of human life that resulted from one madman s attempt to conuer a continent and another sociopath s attempt to prevent it are near impossible to comprehend But the sheer folly and utter disregard for human life displayed by those leaders is just as difficult to understand It happened though and Nagorski makes it plain that the incredible carnage was wholly due to the huge miscalculations and unremitting ruthlessness of Hitler and Stalin Stalin s major mistakes were firstly complete unpreparedness for the Nazi invasion in June 1941 which Nagorski finds all the sources he can to suggest a genuine belief that Hitler would not attack him due to their pact or at least not this early despite his constant reference to Russia as merely Lebensraum and the highly visible movement of German troops to the border Secondly he lists the typically paranoid purge of the Red Army just before war where 44K officers were shot or sent to Siberia leaving them without experienced leadership Yep they really did that kind of thing in Russia back thenHitler s mistakes were in launching Operation Barbarossa in the first place before the war in the West was won which left his army fighting on two fronts at the same time Then having made that initial strategic error he delayed its start until June instead of May as originally planned so that like Napoleon before him his troops were caught up in the inhospitable Russian winter before they had a chance to take MoscowMaybe the battle for Moscow has never resonated as much as the one in Stalingrad precisely because it was for Moscow not in Moscow The Nazis came to within about twenty miles of the capitol but there was never a pitched battle inside the city Because of that and due to the many reasons why Red Army soldiers were subseuently reluctant to talk about their experiences Nagorski leaves a lot of gaps with regards the actual fighting Instead he provides fleeting images of mass graves fields covered in combinations of bodies snow and rivers of blood horrendous truths about the tactics used by both leaders on their own troops such as the NKGB managed blocking units which stood behind the Red Army shooting deserters and the hardships suffered by The German rank and file left to freeze in the tundra by a delusional Fuhrer without adeuate footwear or winter coats In want of an actual battle then Nagorski concentrates on proving his point that Hitler and Stalin between them blundered their way into disaster Hitler paid the ultimate cost whilst Stalin so nearly did In a pivotal section of the book he throws light upon the events of October 16th 1941 a day of chaos in Moscow where there was no visible leadership and amidst a mass exodus the remaining Moscovites looted and plundered the city decrying the regime I am not disagreeing with the author s hypothesis which lays the blame at two of history s biggest monsters and he has written a fluid informative book to back it up despite the limited source material due to Soviet censorship On a side note I read this at the same time as a book about the Battle of New York just one hundred and fifty years before where the protagonists were positively gentlemanly in comparison

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review The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II 103 Sing their generals And while Stalin's army was barely armed Hitler's soldiers had no winter clothing during the Russian winter Historically this was the first time the German blitzkrieg was halted in Europe shattering Hitler's dream of a swift victory over the Soviet Union And although America was not yet in the war President Roosevelt realized the importance of supporting the Russian war effort This was the beginning of the Allied wartime Solid but a bit rambling and anecdotal Nagorski continuously compares shortcomings of Hitler and Stalin their refusal to listen to their generals or listen to anything they didn t want to hear their callous indifference to how many of their own troops were lost to achieve their ends their unrealistic and capricious plans and goals These freuent comparisons sidetracked the book at times but were thankfully fairly interesting Written in two directions as it were Nagorski draws from a wealth of material and interviews to portray people at the very top Hitler Stalin Zhukov Guderian etc as well as from the common ranks and the civilian population Again this was usually uite interesting but at times I felt he got a little carried away with someone s personal story or war recollections which made the book lose momentum But the major problem for me in listening to this book was that I had difficulty keeping track of what exactly was going on in terms of the battle s timing location and strategy I readily concede that this may primarily be a problem with listening rather than reading the book Some maps and the ability to flip back a few pages would no doubt have helped Still it seemed to me that the book was less about the battle than its two major figures of the subtitle Hitler and Stalin It also seemed that claiming the battle was the greatest was not that productive a bit of marketing overreach Great undoubtedly THE Greatest No one can really say so why say it

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review The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II 103 Alliance and Stalin's push for a postwar empire which ended in the cold war Because Stalin suppressed records of his near fatal mistakes in this battle its story has never been fully told Now Nagorski has studied recently declassified documents from Soviet archives and includes interviews with many survivors including the son of the man in charge of removing Lenin's body from the besieged city to provide the fullest view yet of this key batt The history of the Soviet Union contains great mysteries as many events that did not fall into their desired view was erased as thoroughly as possible by any means necessary An incredible story of the struggles throughout the Eastern Front this book was fascinating thrilling informative and engaging I love to learn new things concerning World War II and I did learn much while reading this bookMuch can be learned from this and I would recommend it to anyone interested in History

  • Audio CD
  • The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II
  • Andrew Nagorski
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9781400155071