This book provides an in-depth study of the Soviet Army during the offensive operations that started with Battle of Stalingrad in December 1942 and went until Spring 1943. The lessons learned by the Soviet Army from these experiences helped design the military steamroller that decimated the German panzer divisions at Kursk in the Summer of 1943.
What Glantz does is to produce a coherent narrative of the whole complex of Soviet offensive operations. The Journal of Military History
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"When it comes to the history of the Red Army in World War II, David Glantz is king and granddaddy … What makes Glantz"s work invaluable is the use he makes of Soviet documents, especially wartime General Staff analyses of the conflict … From the Don is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in the Eastern Front.